Definition of Buttonhole stitch

1. Noun. A reinforcing looped stitch for edges, as around a buttonhole.

Generic synonyms: Embroidery Stitch, Sewing Stitch

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Literary usage of Buttonhole stitch

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1. Clothing for Women; Selection, Design, Construction: A Practical Manual for by Laura Irene Baldt (1916)
"From three to five overcasting stitches should be made on each side of the buttonhole, according to its length, (b) buttonhole stitch. ..."

2. Art in Needlework: A Book about Embroidery by Lewis Foreman Day, Mary Buckle (1907)
"... BUTTONHOLE-STITCH. BUTTONHOLE is more useful in ornament than one might expect a stitch with such a very utilitarian name to be. ..."

3. The Young Ladies' Journal Complete Guide to the Work-table: Containing (1885)
"This simple lace-stitch consists of buttonhole-stitch worked in lines forwards and ... The buttonhole-stitch is w orked between the cording-stitch. Nos. ..."

4. Dictionary of Textiles by Louis Harmuth (1915)
"Point None—Same as buttonhole stitch. Point Noue—In needle-point laces a knotted buttonhole stitch. Point Ondule—Double bar in macramé lace. ..."

5. Bulletin by Seventh-Day Adventists General Conference. Dept. of Education (1912)
"Each new piece of raffia is to be folded in half and fastened with a buttonhole-stitch around the last knots (Fig. 12). Now hold the foundation strands with ..."

6. Elementary Home Economics: First Lessons in Sewing and Textiles, Foods and by Mary Lockwood Matthews (1921)
"It takes about five stitches to do this, and when it is finished the needle should be in a position to continue the buttonhole-stitch down the second side. ..."

7. The English Illustrated Magazine (1895)
"For the rest of that day and the next and the next I practised the buttonhole stitch, always on pieces of brown-and-red striped linsey woolsey. ..."

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