Buttonholed Herringbone is a composite stitch that I often get asked about. As the name suggests, it consists of a foundation of herringbone stitch which is then buttonholed.
First, work a line of herringbone in a fairly solid thread such as perle 5. If you need a refresher on how to work herringbone follow the link to see a tutorial. You will also find buttonhole as well.
Use a blunt-ended needle for the second thread so that you do not split the foundation herringbone stitches.
Bring your needle out at the base of the row of herringbone. Then work buttonhole stitch using the herringbone stitches as the foundation.
Note: you are not passing your needle through the fabric.
Work buttonhole stitches along the bar until they are snug.
When you reach the top of the bar, pass the needle under the cross of the herringbone stitch and work a single buttonhole stitch.
Then continue on the downward bar once again, working enough buttonhole stitches until they are snug.
When you reach the bottom of the bar, pass the needle under the cross of the herringbone stitch and work a single buttonhole stitch.
Continue in this manner until the foundation herringbone stitches are covered in buttonhole stitches.
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