Posts Tagged 'buttonhole stitch'

antwerp edging stitch

Posted by on 11 Feb 2016 | Category:

Also known as: knot stitch edging, antwerp stitch

This a very pretty looking edging stitch which looks like a blanket stitch with a knot. It can be made loosely, and is generally used for more of a decorative purpose, than for securing the edges as with blanket stitches.
The antwerp edging stitch is used is Hardanger Embroidery.

If you know the blanket stitch, it will be easy to understand this tutorial. Though this is an edging stitch, I will work between two parallel stitch lines, to teach the technique.

antwerp_edging_stitch_base_1 antwerp_edging_stitch_base_2
Fig 1: Start by doing a blanket stitch between the two stitch lines, as shown.    Fig 2: Now, before you pull out the needle completely to secure the stitch, pass the needle under the loop as shown. Do not pluck the fabric underneath. 
antwerp_edging_stitch_base_3 antwerp_edging_stitch_base_4
Fig 3: Twist the thread around the needle as shown. This is the twist that will help create the knot.    Fig 4: Pull the thread to tighten the loop of the blanket stitch. However, this is optional when you do over an actual edge. If you want a loose edging, you can leave the loop loose. 
antwerp_edging_stitch_base_5 antwerp_edging_stitch_base_6
Fig 5: Pull out the needle to secure the knot. Continue to make more blanket stitches with the knot.   Fig 6: A finished line of edging would look like this. I have made this edging tight for the sake of clarity. 

fishnet stitch

Posted by on 28 Jan 2013 | Category:

This is a very nice looking and interesting filling stitch. As the name suggests, the filling would give a fishnet appearance. The fish net is created without touching the background fabric, while pinning down only on the sides. This stitch is ideal for fillings that need a netted appearance.

You need to know the blanket stitch to be able to do this stitch.

fishnet_stitch_1      fishnet_stitch_2
Fig 1: To begin with, make a foundation row of blanket stitch.   Fig 2: When you reach the right end of the row, we get ready to make the fishnet. For that, take the needle in through B and out through C, a point little above B, as shown. The stitch A-B will pin down the last blanket stitch to the side.
fishnet_stitch_3   fishnet_stitch_4
Fig 3: Now, we work a blanket stitch row from right to left, taking in through each blanket stitch of the previous row, as shown. Do not pluck the fabric beneath.
For some, it might be easier to work the balnket stitch upside down than to work from right to left.
  Fig 4: When you reach the end of this row, take the needle in through D and out through E, as shown. This pins down the second row on the side. 
Then, work a row of blanket stitch from left to right. Keep up with this procedure of working blanket stitches back and forth.
fishnet_stitch_5   fishnet_stitch_6
Fig 5: When you reach the last row, finish up by stitching a row of blanket stitch through the fabric, as shown. Through the stitching, you will find the fish net crunching up. Don’t worry, when you finish, the last row of blanket stitch will pull up the fishnet to shape.   Fig 6: The fishnet would look like this.

shaped blanket stitch scallops

Posted by on 04 Jun 2012 | Category:

This stitch uses blanket stitch for an embossed filling of the scallop shape. A series of such shaped blanket stitch scallops can be used to cover a larger area of the pattern. A series of continuous and adjacent scallops can be made to make beautiful fabric edgings. Refer to  blanket stitch scallops for an idea.

You need to know the running stitch and the blanket stitch to be able to understand thsi tutorial.

shaped_scallop_1      shaped_scallop_2
Fig 1: Begin by making a scallop shape. Fill it in randomly using straight stitches. You can also use other stitches like chain stitch.   Fig 2: Now, bring out the needle from the ‘B’ end of the scallop shape and start covering it with closed blanket stitches, as shown.
shaped_scallop_3   Fig 3: A finished scallop looks like this.

blanket stitch scallops

Posted by on 23 May 2012 | Category:

This stitch uses blanket stitch to make half moon shaped shapes. Usually, it is done as an edging stitch. After making the blanket stitch scallops, the outer side of the fabric is carefully cut away, leaving the projected (convex) part of the scallops to edge the fabric.

You need to know the running stitch and the blanket stitch to be able to continue with this tutorial.

blanket_stitch_scallops_1     blanket_stitch_scallops_2
Fig 1: Begin by making a waved row of running stitch. This running stitch will provide a base to work the blanket stitch over. The running stitch runs from A to B.   Fig 2: Now, turn the fabric around. Our blanket stitch will now begin from the other end of the running stitch row, that is, B.
When doing the blanket stitch, keep the running stitch in between and take the needle in and out as close as possible to the running stitch.
blanket_stitch_scallops_3   Fig 3: A finished portion of the blanket stitch scallops look like this. If this stitch is used as an edging, the top fabric (fabric above the projected part of the scallops) can be cut away carefully, without damaging the stitches.

blanket stitch honeycomb

Posted by on 16 May 2012 | Category:

This is a very decorative variation of blanket stitch that takes the form of a honeycomb. It can be used as a filling stitch.

You need to know the blanket stitch to be able to continue with this tutorial.

I will work between a series of horizontally parallel stitch lines A, B, C, D, E to illustrate the honeycomb properly.

blanket_stitch_honeycomb_1      blanket_stitch_honeycomb_2
Fig 1: Make a row of blanket stitch between the stitch lines A and B. The subsequnet rows of blanket stitches will fall between the stitch lines.
So, next, bring out the needle between the stitch lines B and C, as shown.
  Fig 2: Now, for the next row of blanket stitch, take the needle under the previous vertical stitch, as shown. Do not pluck the fabric.
blanket_stitch_honeycomb_3   blanket_stitch_honeycomb_4
Fig 3: Now continue with the blanket stitch process. Make sure to alternate the vertical stitches between the vertical stitches of the previous row.   Fig 4: The third row will begin like the first row. Three rows later, the pattern will start looking like this.
blanket_stitch_honeycomb_5   Fig 5: A finished section of the blanket stitch honeycomb will look like this.


Older Entries »