Sunday, February 19, 2012

Raised buttonhole bar

Today I added the last stitches to my pebble for the pebble adventure. One of the stitches was a raised buttonhole band. I’m sure I’m not the first one to stitch it this way, it’s very easy.
I used a paperclip to raise the straight stitches for the base threads.
Then I made buttonhole stitches on these base threads.
I secured the thread at the backside after removing the paperclip.
Then I stitched more French knots below the buttonhole bar. I used  a pin to hold the bar and make it easy to stitch.
And this is the result.
I stitched this raised buttonhole bar with a cotton perle 8.


  1. Fantastic stitched Pebble. Thanks for the tutorial on raised buttonhole. I have not seen this done before. Much appreciated. Hugs Judy

  2. Thank you for sharing this. I did a couple of these buttonhole bar stitches on my pebble, but I struggled trying to find something to keep all of the base stitches the same length. I used my scissors, trying to balance them on the surface while I stitched.....not so good. Then I tried using a pen cap...not so good. Finally I just eyeballed the lengths and hoped to get them right. Your idea of a paper clip is great! They come in so many sizes you could just keep a couple in your stitching basket. Thanks again for sharing.

  3. I did a some buttonhole bars on my pebble, but they're flat, not raised. What a great idea! Thanks so much for posting your tute. Your pebble has so much texture!

  4. I'll have to remember this. It's really cool!

    Airy Nothing

  5. Clever of you to use a paper clip!


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