Buttonhole Stitch

Buttonhole stitch and the related blanket stitch are hand-sewing stitches used in tailoring, embroidery, and needle lace-making.

Buttonhole stitches catch a loop of the thread on the surface of the fabric and needle is returned to the back of the fabric at a right angle to the original start of the thread. The finished stitch in some ways resembles a letter "L" depending on the spacing of the stitches. For buttonholes the stitches are tightly packed together and for blanket edges they are more spaced out. The properties of this stitch make it ideal for preventing raveling of woven fabric.

Buttonhole stitches are structurally similar to featherstitches.

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Embroidery Stitch - Common Stitches - Buttonhole Stitches
... Buttonhole or blanket stitches also catch a loop of the thread on the surface of the fabric but the principal difference is that the needle does not return ... In the classic buttonhole stitch, the needle is returned to the back of the fabric at a right angle to the original start of the thread ... The finished stitch in some ways resembles a letter "L" depending on the spacing of the stitches ...
Buttonhole Stitch - Variants - Stitch Gallery
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