Buttonhole Stitch

Buttonhole stitch is another of my favourite stitches and combined with bullion knots is one I use a lot! Buttonhole stitch is worked in exactly the same way as Blanket stitch except the stitches are worked closer together. Buttonhole stitch creates a firm edge used for cutwork (and of course buttonholes!). It can be worked on plain and evenweave fabrics. When used for cutwork it is the lower twisted edge that the fabric is cut away from.

To work a basic Buttonhole stitch bring your needle up at 1, down at 2 and up at 3 with the thread beneath the needle as shown in the photograph below. That is it, it's a really easy stitch to work.

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