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Center Stitched Paracord Bracelet

video Center Stitched Paracord Bracelet
More knotty stuff on my blog:  Stormdrane's Blog

This video shows how to add stitching to an already made paracord bracelet, using 1.4mm diameter cord with a lacing needle.  I have a photo collage, in a blog post done several years ago, for tying the particular woven bracelet used for the stitching in the video, but other bracelet designs with horizontal cords down the center length can be used with this stitching technique.  Knot Responsibly. :)
angelnz made it!1 month ago

At first when I tried this, it just didn't look right. Once I turned the bracelet around and worked from that end it fell into place. Thank you for your tutorial :)

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darman127 months ago
I am sure you have images on how to make that bracelet, I just don't want to spend hours hitting "older posts", lol. Can you give me a link, or the name of that particular weave?
Stormdrane (author)  darman127 months ago
The 'blog post' link in the video description will take you to the particular post with the photo collage on that woven bracelet pattern.  Others call it 'In and Out' weave, Switchback Strap, Fishtail, etc.. but it's still a basic figure 8 pattern, working end(s) around core strands. ;)
Ah, I thought I deleted that comment, lol. I saw the link right after I asked the question, thanks though :) I am making one right now.
darman127 months ago
This is a great addition to paracord bracelets. If you end up in a survival situation, you can use the smaller string for traps and whatnot, and the paracord for more heavy duty tasks. Thank you for sharing this.
lupinsensei9 months ago
Thank you again for your wonderful instructions. Brilliant work all round. now for a question I've noticed that this bracelet has a lovely 'flat' finish. I tried the same weave using a 7 string core and my knots are a little too rounded. Would I be better off gutting the cord? Or using a cord with less cores? Is there a trick to getting it 'flat'? Hope this makes sense.
I find that with the traditional cobra paracord bracelets, they are usually a little round, but as I wear them they flatten out.
Stormdrane (author)  lupinsensei9 months ago
With a lot of core strands, they tend to want to bunch up and overlap, giving a thicker/round profile instead of flat. You just have to play around with different methods to find what will work for you.

Gutted cord would lessen the thickness, but tends to twist, so you may end up with just a smaller 'rounded' version.

Trying to keep the core strands side-by-side as you work around them with the working strands can be tricky tying in hand, as you tighten things up, they want to overlap and get out of order.

Some folks use jigs when tying paracord bracelets, and that might make things easier, but I don't use them, so I can't say whether they'd help or not...
So.... yeah... I live out in the middle of nowhere, and the nearest Hobby Lobby is about 45 miles away. I have some places to get 550 cord, but this smaller stuff and the lacing needle, where would one find those? We do venture to Hobby Lobby, on occassion, do they have them? Might you know of some places online?
Stormdrane (author)  bennettcrew1 year ago
A few sources from my blog's links list for smaller diameter cordage, in no particular order:

~Atwood Rope
~R&W Rope
~GPJ Rope
~FixMyBlinds
~ebay
~Supply Captain
~County Comm

The lacing needles can be found on ebay and Amazon, and some brick/morter stores like Hobby Lobby and Michael's craft stores sometimes carry them.
jsgraham1 year ago
I get just as much out of a video instructable as I do one I have to look through a series of pictures. Seeing someone do it makes it easier to understand than trying to decipher photographs. Either way works. Video just seems to get the concept across quicker.
Im sorry I gave you a three star.
I hate video on instructables. IDK why.
A youtube link would be great for the optionality but yeah
it looks really cool though. Should be 4-4.5*
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