How to stitch Closed Buttonhole

How to stitch Closed Buttonhole

Closed Buttonhole stitch sample on crazy quiltingClosed 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.

Closed Buttonhole stitch worked row upon row

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.

Photo of Closed Buttonhole stitch step 1Bring 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.

Photo of Closed Buttonhole stitch step 2Take 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.

Photo of Closed Buttonhole stitch step 3Continue this process along the line.

Photo of Closed Buttonhole stitch

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Enjoy your stitching!

 

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