Buttonhole and Vandyke Edge (Variation 2)

Structural Category

Composite

Specific Usage

Edge

Other Names

 

Face


Reverse


Edge

Comments

On the example studied, the edge was about 1/4" wide across the fold. This variation of the Buttonhole and Vandyke Edge stitch has two (rather than one) Vandyke stitches on the edge.

Diagrams

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2.

From inside the fold of the hem, come up at A then go in at B and up at C.

Go down at D (still in the fold). Come up at E on the face of the fabric.

3.

4.

With the left thumb, hold the working thread at E and slide the needle under AB without entering the fabric.

Still holding the thread at E, pass the needle under CD without entering the fabric.

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6.

On the reverse of the fabric, go in at F and come out on the face at G, slightly above E.

Hold the thread from G with the left thumb and pass the needle under the loop nearest the face of the fabric (do not enter the fabric).

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8.

Still holding the thread at G with the left thumb, slide the needle under the second loop (do not enter the fabric).

Still holding the thread at G, go into the reverse of the fabric at H and come out on the face of the fabric at I. This forms a Buttonhole stitch on the face.

Repeat Steps 6 and 7 using the last loops formed, then repeat Step 8.

Diagram source: Pat Albiston, reprinted by permission.



Bibliographic Sources

Stitch Identification Group