One particular one is a French knot should only have a maximum of two twists. In my illustrated buttonhole stitch , I went into the difference a little bit.
Regards Anita Simmance.
Tailors love it as it gives a beautiful flat finish to a hole for a suit coat, vest or overcoat. Blanket stitch and buttonhole stitch are the same stitch, technically. Well, my goodness! Secure the ends by weighing it down, taping it, or with your teeth. In the commonly accessible embroidery books of old, and in most embroidery books today, buttonhole stitch is not illustrated with a knotted edge. What more is there to say? I love to see questions settled so completely and backed up with historical references!
It is distinguished from buttonhole stitch by its knotted edge and the different stitch movement to achieve that knotted edge. You can see that the working thread is behind the eye-end of the needle and behind the tip-end of the needle, and that the needle is pointing upwards, away from the edge formed by the stitch.
We get the stitches confused today because they are often used for the same job.
Inserting the needle through the loop, then into the fabric from the wrong side and then through the large loop left on the right side of the material. The stitch can be seen on both sides of the blanket.
There are stitch diagrams here showing the difference. On both ends of the buttonhole, just beyond the chalk marks, make a small bartack by taking five or so stitches in places, catching both the forepart and skirt.
Athough the scoldings and attempts at shaming are a bit extreme, clearly you have retained a sense of lighthearted humor over it.
Hi, Glenda — Thanks for your comment! Begin twisting the thread around itself, stopping just before the point when it begins to form little tension knots. The reason I point it out is that I use the true buttonhole for doing eyelets on bags, and they are much more robust and last alot longer tan just the closely placed blanket stitch. Next Next post: There is also the reinforced button hole I——I.
At last this is cleared up. Un abrazo, Carmen.