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Double buttonhole bars

Double buttonhole bars are narrow thread ?structures which are worked across a space.  A spaced buttonhole stitch is worked across the thread base, and then a second row of buttonhole stitch is worked from the other side of the bar, between the ‘legs’ of the first row.  This results in a bar which has a raised edge on both sides.

They can be woven over threads from the ground fabric (where most of the fabric has been cut away), or over threads which have been stitched across the space.

See double buttonhole stitch for a surface stitch version of these bars.


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Structure of stitch

Common uses

Embroidery Techniques


  • Mary Thomas’s Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches (1934) , p.23