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How-To: Vertical STITCHes by Pati Rodriguez

05.09.2016

Instead of using braids, Pati Rodriguez secured horizontal sections at the back of the head with elastics. This allowed us to create vertical stitches down the head, replicating the look of a waterfall braid.

1. Make 3 horizontal sections on the right side of the head, 1 inch from the hairline, and secure with an elastic at the back of the head.

Daniel Roldan Vertical STITCH
2. This will create “ribbons” to STITCH through.

Daniel Roldan Vertical STITCH
3. Repeat on the left side with 1 horizontal section.

Daniel Roldan Vertical STITCH
4. Find the front of the ribbon on the right side and STITCH through. Repeat to the back of the head, leaving a 1/2-inch section of hair between each STITCH.

Daniel Roldan Vertical STITCH
5. Return to the front of the right side and STITCH the 1/2-inch section you left out into the 2nd ribbon down. Repeat to the back of the head.

Daniel Roldan Vertical STITCH
6. Returning to the front of the right side, STITCH the bang into the 3rd ribbon down, then STITCH the 3rd section into the 3rd ribbon down. Repeat to the back of the head.

Daniel Roldan Vertical STITCH
7. On the left side, find the front of the ribbon and STITCH through. Repeat to the back of the head, leaving a 1/2-inch section of hair between each STITCH. Your vertical STITCH is complete!

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