Learn how to button hole stitch – great for finishing your applique. Simple to learn and sew! Video tutorial will show you how.
The button hole stitch is a great stitch for finishing off your applique. Â Whether the applique has a raw edge or a finished edge– it doesn’t really matter.
This hand stitch is a great way to keep all the look edges together, and is easy to take with you and stitch on the go.
DMC floss (or your favorite applique thread) Â In this video I used 2 strands of floss
Button Hole Stitch Tutorial:
1- start with your needle and thread coming out along the outside edge of the applique shape
2- take your needle down inside the applique –this will determine your stitch depth, so make this consistent with each stitch
3- wrap your thread around to the back of your needle — if you don’t do this your stitch will not stay and disappear to the backside!
4- pull your thread to tighten the stitch
5- repeat stitches 2-4 keeping them consistent in length and depth
Here’s a Video to help you see it in action:
Learn more about applique here!
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