How To Hand Sew the Button Hole Stitch

Buttonhole StitchThe 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.

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