Closed and Knotted Buttonhole Join (Variation 2)

Structural Category

Knotted; Looped

Specific Usage

Join

Other Names

 

Diagrams

This join is done in two journeys. Complete all knots on the first edge before stitching the second edge.

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2.

On the first edge, come out at A in the fold of the fabric. Go down at B and at an angle pass the needle in back of the fabric and out below the fold at C. Keep the working thread under the needle.

Go down at B again. At an angle, pass the needle in back of the fabric and out below the fold at D. Keep the working the thread under the needle.

3.

4.

Pass the needle in back of the loop AC and over the working thread. Pull up to form a knot.

Instead of coming out in the fold again, with the working thread repeat Steps 1-3 to the end of the join.

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6.

On the second edge to be joined, come out in the fold of the fabric at W, opposite the first edge. From above, pass the needle in back of the loop between the first and second knots on the first edge. Keep the working thread under the needle.

Knots on the second edge are formed opposite the spaces between the knots on the first. Go in at X. At an angle, pass the needle behind the fabric and out at Y above the fold. Hold the working thread to the right.

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8.

Go in again at X. At an angle, pass the needle in back of the fabric and out at Z above the fold. Keep the working thread under the needle.

Pass the needle in back of the looping thread from the first edge. Keep the working thread from Z under the needle. Pull up to form a knot. Using the thread from this knot instead of coming up in the fold again, repeat Steps 5-8 to the end of the edge.

Diagram source: Pat Albiston, reprinted by permission.



Bibliographic Sources

Stitch Identification Group