buttonhole stitch


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Related to buttonhole stitch: blanket stitch, satin stitch

buttonhole stitch

n.
A loop stitch that forms a reinforced edge, as around a buttonhole.

buttonhole stitch

n
(Knitting & Sewing) a reinforcing looped stitch for the edge of material, such as around a buttonhole

but′tonhole stitch`


n.
a looped stitch used to strengthen and secure the edge of a material, as around a buttonhole.
[1885–90]
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Noun1.buttonhole stitch - a reinforcing looped stitch for edges, as around a buttonhole
embroidery stitch, sewing stitch - a stitch made with thread and a threaded sewing needle through fabric or leather
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variety of embroidery techniques, chain stitch, buttonhole stitch, and
This machine features a built-in needle threader that allows you to effortlessly thread the needle, a top drop-in bobbin that is easy to see and easy to thread, the new Sew Easy Foot that makes it easier than ever to sew straight seams, plus 32 built-in stitches that include basic, stretch, decorative and a 1-step buttonhole stitch.
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Select a buttonhole stitch on the machine, and then stitch a buttonhole along each mark.