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Buttonhole corner (drawn thread)

This stitch shows how to work a drawn thread corner.

Buttonhole corner (drawn thread) is generously sponsored by Caitlin Doyle

Method

To prepare a corner, follow the preparation steps of Drawn thread preparation or Drawn thread preparation with buttonhole edge.

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Buttonhole corner (drawn thread) method stage 1 photograph
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In this sample hem stitch has been worked to gather the border threads in bunches of two.

Buttonhole corner (drawn thread) method stage 2 photograph
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Work your chosen stitch down the length of the vertical border and with the same thread, begin the corner stitch. Bring the needle up horizontally into the last bar of the previously worked section.
Take the needle down into the corner, catching the loop.

Buttonhole corner (drawn thread) method stage 3 photograph
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Bring the needle up two threads into the fabric.

Buttonhole corner (drawn thread) method stage 4 photograph
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Take the needle down into the corner, catching the loop.

Buttonhole corner (drawn thread) method stage 5 photograph
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Bring the needle up two threads into the fabric.

Buttonhole corner (drawn thread) method stage 6 photograph
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Take the needle down into the corner, catching the loop.

Buttonhole corner (drawn thread) method stage 7 photograph
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Bring the needle up in the corner through the first loop.

Buttonhole corner (drawn thread) method stage 8 photograph
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To finish off neatly, take the needle down two bunches into the vertical border and run the needle through the stitching so that you can cast off on the edge.

Buttonhole corner (drawn thread) method stage 9 photograph
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The finished buttonhole corner.

Buttonhole corner (drawn thread)

Structure of stitch

Related Stitches

References

  • Kate Haxell, The Stitch Bible (2012)