Buttonhole bar stitch
Buttonhole bar stitch is one of the variations of the Blanket stitch. In essence, the Buttonhole bar is a Blanket stitch worked around the thread to create a bar detached from the fabric.
Applications of the Buttonhole bar
This stitch is widely used in Whitework and cutwork embroidery. Also, it is used in decorative embroidery to depict the raised bars in botanical designs.
But besides the decorative purposes, this stitch has a practical scope – it creates the looped buttonholes for the garments and locker loops to hang the jacket.
If you plan to use the Buttonhole bar for buttonholes or locker loops – the foundation of the Buttonhole bar should be three or more threads. More threads can ensure the durability of the bar.
Watch this video tutorial and learn how to embroider a Buttonhole bar.
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