Button-hole two firm
the outer edges.
holing has two rows of button stitch
must have the so as
to allow of the second
of stitches dovetailing into
those of the
can be applied very successfully to braid or galoons, in which cases the stitches need not reach to the opposite side as in Fig. 12b.
Leaves in Button -hole Stitch. A very good method of filling leaves is to work them in two rows of buttonback to back, the firm central line forming the mid-rib of the leaf and the rather broken outer line
suggesting the serration of the edges. flower centres
of the stitch forms the
but quaint variety of groundto be seen on some of the earlier samples con-
berries are frequently
sisted of successive
rows of these
by a stiletto at regular intervals each hole was then button-holed or overcast round. The stitches.
The material was
insertion of the needle into a
formed an opening which gave a lighter effect to the background. Decorative Back Stitch (Fig. 13).â€”This figure is simply back stitch. To be effective and to make room for the interlacing thread, 61