Tag: blanket stitch


blanket stitch - 7 days of stitches

Let's start off the series with the BLANKET STITCH. This embroidery stitch is often used for hemming blanket edges. Maybe you have/had a baby blanket that was hemmed this way, too?  

How to embroider the blanket stitch

blanket stitch - 7 days of stitches

1// Imagine two parallel lines. Then think of each stitch as a rectangle. Start in the top left corner, stick the needle in the bottom right corner and pull the needle up in the top right corner of this imaginative rectangle. Make sure the thread is laying under the needle tip before you pull out the needle.

  blanket stitch - 7 days of stitches

2// Repeat the first step until you have the desired amount of stitches.

  blanket stitch - 7 days of stitches
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the buttonhole stitch

looped stitches

Category: looped stitch family

Use: filling areas, secure edges

Translations: Knopflochstich (DE); point de boutonnière (FR)

Attention: This stitch is very often equalized with the blanket stitch. Though very similiar in construction, the buttonhole stitch is actually the knotted version of the blanket stitch. The buttonhole stitch was invented to make the buttonholes sturdier - which is achieved through the knotted line which edges the inner rim of the hole. It's not easy to show in pictures alone which movement you are supposed to make.

buttonhole stitch tutorial

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