The entire eyelet may be carried out in buttonholing or the lower half may be buttonholed and the top worked in the regular way.
Work a row of buttonholing about a quarter of an inch apart.
The stitches need not be quite as close as in buttonholing and no padding is required.
In all this piece of work there is to be noted a great deal of buttonholing and darning.
Remember that the wider the buttonholing the more padding will be necessary.
The honeycomb or mesh is a fancy name for another form of buttonholing.
Then there are fancy forms of buttonholing that are used especially in Mount Mellick work.
Five or seven stitches will be sufficient for a corner or the ridge of the buttonholing will be too crowded.
These loops are whipped two or three times to make them heavier and then they are covered with buttonholing.
An extra row or two toward the outer edge of buttonholing raises the edge prettily.
buttonhole but·ton·hole (bŭt'n-hōl')
A short straight surgical cut made through the wall of a cavity or canal.
The contraction of an orifice down to a narrow slit, as in mitral stenosis.
To get someone's attention as if by taking hold by a buttonhole: listening to and buttonholing other researchers
[1880+; Button in the same sense is attested from the early 1860s]