The Button Hole Stitch is done by hand to keep the holes made for buttons to slip into from fraying. It is very similar to The Blanket stitch. The slit/button hole in the fabric will take a lot of wear and tear with the friction of the button being pushed and pulled in and out of it. Reinforcing it with a stitch will protect it from coming apart so easily. Button holes can be stitched by machine, but if you don’t have a machine with that stitch as an option, here’s your backup plan.
The Running Stitch in embroidery is like the one in basic sewing, but comes in different variations. It is simple and you can leave it simple, or the variations where you can weave between the stitches, or even create more than one row and weave between the rows!
The Chevron Stitch is an embroidery stitch with a zig zag, almost Egyptian looking pattern. It is a variation of the Backstitch with a larger gap between the stitches, yet not done in a straight line. It can be used for borders or other unique designs.
The Pekinese Stitch is a simple embroidery stitch that is similar to The Single/Double Threaded Stitch in how it works off of a Backstitch. It also is often used for borders (as the Threaded Stitch often is)
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