buttonhole stitch
noun Date: 1877 a closely worked loop stitch used to make a firm edge (as on a buttonhole)

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  • Buttonhole stitch — and the related blanket stitch are hand sewing stitches used in tailoring, embroidery, and needle lace making.Buttonhole stitches catch a loop of the thread on the surface of the fabric and needle is returned to the back of the fabric at a right… …   Wikipedia

  • buttonhole stitch — n. a closely worked loop stitch making a reinforced edge, as around a buttonhole …   English World dictionary

  • buttonhole stitch — noun a reinforcing looped stitch for edges, as around a buttonhole • Hypernyms: ↑sewing stitch, ↑embroidery stitch …   Useful english dictionary

  • buttonhole stitch — Sewing. a looped stitch used to strengthen the edge of material and keep it from raveling, as around a buttonhole. Also called close stitch. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • buttonhole stitch — but′tonhole stitch n. clo a looped stitch used to strengthen and secure the edge of a material, as around a buttonhole • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • buttonhole stitch — /ˈbʌtnhoʊl stɪtʃ/ (say butnhohl stich) noun a looped stitch used to strengthen the edge of material, as in a buttonhole …   Australian English dictionary

  • buttonhole stitch — noun a looped stitch used for edging buttonholes or pieces of material …   English new terms dictionary

  • buttonhole stitch —   Humu puka pihi …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • buttonhole — [but′ nhōl΄] n. a slit or loop through which a button can be fastened vt. buttonholed, buttonholing 1. to make buttonholes in 2. to make with a buttonhole stitch 3. to make (a person) listen to one, as if by grasping his or her coat by a… …   English World dictionary

  • Buttonhole (knitting) — In knitting, buttonholes can be made in several ways. Buttonhole Techniques (knitting) * Eyelet buttonhole Work to desired buttonhole location, yarn over, decrease.* Vertical buttonhole Knit to desired buttonhole location, attach a second yarn… …   Wikipedia

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