Closed Buttonhole is a variety of Buttonhole stitch that can be used as a decorate line on the edge of projects. It is a quick simple stitch for crazy quilters to use and worked row upon row it makes a quick interesting filling. Since the structure of Closed Buttonhole is similar to Triangular Buttonhole Stitch it is fun to alternate rows of the two stitches to create a broad band for the edge of items or use the two stitches arranged in patterns to fill areas of a design.
How to work Closed Buttonhole Stitch
Work Closed Buttonhole stitch along two imaginary parallel guide lines. Or mark two lines on the fabric using a water dissolvable or fade out fabric marker.
Bring the thread out on the lower line, insert the needle diagonally, to the right on the upper line, with the needle emerging on the bottom line, pointing left. With the thread looped under the needle point, pull the needle through the fabric.
Take your needle to the top line, insert the needle at the top of the stitch you just created. Make a downward diagonal motion, with the needle emerging on the bottom line, pointing right. With the thread looped under the needle point, pull the needle through the fabric.
Continue this process along the line.
Floral themed Stitchers templates for hand embroiderers
With this set of stitchers templates you can create your own floral themed designs. You can easily combine petal and leaf shapes with the curved edges to create all sorts of floral and organic motifs. You will be able to create hundreds of different patterns to embroider. It is the ultimate mix and match fun for stitchers.
The set comes with an e-book with instructions and filled with patterns and designs that you can create and use as jumping off spots for your own designs.
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