When it comes to fun visual patterns, we love anything that helps us add a bit of texture to the room. Of course, this can mean actual texture that you can feel, like faux fur or leather, but it can also mean visual texture that give you all kinds of shape and angle to consider! Our very favourite example of this is herringbone; there’s just something so versatile and appealing about the pattern that makes us like it in any piece we see it in, especially if it’s homemade! That’s why we always have out eyes peeled for new ways to crafting with herringbone.
Just in case you’re as in love with the idea of making DIY herringbone pieces for your home as we were, if not more, here are 15 of the best and most creative designs, ideas, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration!
1. Simple herringbone baby quilt
Perhaps your very best DIY skills usually lie in working with soft materials, making you a fantastic sewing enthusiast? Well, whether you’re an experienced quilter or not, this fantastic tutorial from The DIY Mommy walks you nice and easily, step by step, through the process of making a stunningly colourful and patterned quilt where the strips of different fabrics sit in a herringbone pattern.
2. DIY wooden herringbone wall art
Are you actually so in love with the idea of making something herringbone influenced for your home that you think you might prefer to create a more permanent statement piece? Well, particularly if your home has a lovely rustic aesthetic, we think you might get a real kick out of the way Gorgeously Impractical created a herringbone wall from scraps of reclaimed wood.
3. How to paint herringbone
Usually, when you get crafty, are you the kind of person who likes to work with paints the most, because that’s where you feel your most confident skills lie? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Sea Lemon painted different types of herringbone patterns in all different ways! We love the way their different techniques result in slightly different iterations of the same basic pattern.
4. Flat herringbone stitch beaded bracelet
Are you actually starting to think that you love herringbone so much that you wish you could wear it on you more regularly, but you’re not sure you’d like to commit to a whole shirt or dress? Well, if you’ve ever been a fan of jewelry making, we have a feeling you’ll really enjoy this guide from The Potomac Bead Company that teaches you step by step how to make a lovely herringbone seed bead bracelet that is actually a lot simpler to make than it looks.