Also known as: Mirrored blanket stitch

This stitch is good to make solid borders. It technically uses the blanket stitch, but the name is popularly associated with buttonhole stitch, due to the common name mix up error. This tutorial, however, will associate this stitch with blanket stitch.

You need to know the blanket stitchto be able to continue with this tutorial. I will work between two parallel stitch lines.

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Fig 1: Begin by making a blanket stitch between the stitch lines, as shown.     Fig 2: Now, take the needle in through the top stitch line and bring it out from the bottom one, as shown. This creates a small loop on top.
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Fig 3: Then, take the needle in through the loop as shown. Do not pluck the fabric underneath.     Fig 4: Continue with this procedure for the entire length of the stitch line.  
mirrored_blanket_stitch_5   Fig 5: A finished portion looks like this.