Buttonhole Bar Stitch

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Buttonhole bar stitch is often used in pulled thread embroidery. In cut work embroidery, it is used as a bridge. In surface embroidery, this stitch is ideal for creating texture. A lot of beautiful designs can be created with this quick and easy stitch.

You have to know how to stitch the buttonhole stitch for this.

buttonhole bars - button hole bars - Hand embroidery tutorials with step by step pictures

buttonhole bars - button hole bars - Hand embroidery tutorials with step by step pictures

Bring needle up at A. Go down at B and come back up at A. This will be the base over which buttonhole stitches will be stitched. So keep it as loose or pulled tight as you want.

buttonhole bars - button hole bars - Hand embroidery tutorials with step by step pictures

You can also make it thicker by repeating this step. I will repeat it one more time.

buttonhole bars - button hole bars - Hand embroidery tutorials with step by step pictures

Place buttonhole stitches on this without plucking the fabric.

buttonhole bars - button hole bars - Hand embroidery tutorials with step by step pictures

Pass needle under the loop and wrap working thread under the needle and pull needle.

buttonhole bars - button hole bars - Hand embroidery tutorials with step by step pictures

Continue.

buttonhole bars - button hole bars - Hand embroidery tutorials with step by step pictures

buttonhole bars - button hole bars - Hand embroidery tutorials with step by step pictures

Finished look.

buttonhole bars - button hole bars - Hand embroidery tutorials with step by step pictures

buttonhole bars - button hole bars - Hand embroidery tutorials with step by step pictures

This stitch looks pretty much occurs in almost all 3D embroidery patterns.

buttonhole bars - button hole bars - Hand embroidery tutorials with step by step pictures

This stitch brought back some fond memories. So I am going to show another variation of this stitch.

buttonhole bars - button hole bars - Hand embroidery tutorials with step by step pictures

When I was a little girl, I remember making these rings with colorful yarn and the scoubidou wire. These can be used as necklaces / bangles for dolls. 😀

These rings are not attached to any fabric and can be easily converted into a dangling mobile in a baby’s crib. Use chunkier yarn and increase the diameter. Add a few more lines if you want. Make a few of these in various colors and you will have colorful DIY mobiles in your baby’s crib.

Wrap thread around your finger a few times.

buttonhole bars - button hole bars - Hand embroidery tutorials with step by step pictures

Make a knot to keep the end in place. Add buttonhole stitches. Don’t worry about the knot. You can cover it with buttonhole stitches.

buttonhole bars - button hole bars - Hand embroidery tutorials with step by step pictures

buttonhole bars - button hole bars - Hand embroidery tutorials with step by step pictures

Pretty isn’t it?

buttonhole bars - button hole bars - Hand embroidery tutorials with step by step pictures

To have a seamless finish, pass needle through the first stitch as shown below.

buttonhole bars - button hole bars - Hand embroidery tutorials with step by step pictures

Since this is not attached to any fabric, there is no way to take the needle to the back side and make a knot. Simply lace needle through a few stitches and then gently pull the thread and cut. The end will get pulled inside and be hidden.

buttonhole bars - button hole bars - Hand embroidery tutorials with step by step pictures

How is it?

buttonhole bars - button hole bars - Hand embroidery tutorials with step by step pictures

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