Insert the needle on the right side and take a stitch to the centre on a slant like a buttonhole stitch.
buttonhole stitch can be turned to account for this purpose.
This will make a stitch like that shown in Fig. 12 C—what sailors call a half hitch and mothers a buttonhole stitch.
It is worked from left to right, and the buttonhole stitch from right to left.
The letters are worked in buttonhole stitch, each fresh line being taken into the heading of the last one.
Hold the string and ring firmly in the left hand while making the buttonhole stitch with the right.
This insertion is worked in raised satin stitch and buttonhole stitch.
Do not cut this thread, as this is ready to begin the buttonhole stitch after the overcasting.
A cluster of berries can be very prettily worked in buttonhole stitch in the way shown in fig. 55.
The smaller petals were partially filled in with buttonhole stitch and darning.