Buttonhole stitch, as the name gives clue, it is mostly used as a stitch used for covering the boundary of button holes. This method is based on overcast stitching. And further you may take it into any pattern or design you wish.
BUTTONHOLE STITCH REQUIRED TOOLS AND MATERIALS
- An embroidery hoop
- Sewing needles of different sizes (as per need)
- Small scissors
- Small pieces of cotton fabric
- Normal cotton thread
Here is the simple guide for you to start with Buttonhole stitching right now.
a) Stitching as a buttonhole for a real buttonhole
- Firstly Mark the line where you want to cut the hole, and sew the boundary with a plane linear stitch.
- Secondly Now cut the slit marked before. Indeed Anchor the thread with the linear stitching and start sewing around the opening of the buttonhole. Insert the needle through the fabric just outside the running stitch, then bring the needle back up through the buttonhole opening.
- Thirdly Repeat the same process all around the button hole including the buttonhole ends. And here it is. Your self hand made fancy buttonhole is ready. Now just simply stitch the button, and you are ready to go!
b) Buttonhole stitching for embroidery design
This kind of button hole stitching is easier than the above method. For the work of embroidery, you just need to take the stitching pattern into making a boundary of any object you would like to make.
- It is advised for the beginners to try it in straight lines. Before you start, first draw two parallel reference lines.
- Now bring the needle up the fabric through one line, and go round the side and bring the needle’s point to the other line. Then put it through the other line and again bring up the needle point from the opposing line.
- Further now loop the thread behind the needle and pull out the needle towards you to form the stitch.
Further follow the same pattern of stitching to come up with the buttonhole pattern stitch.