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buttonhole stitch Syllabification: but·ton·hole stitch
Pronunciation: /ˈbətnˌhōl stiCH/

Definition of buttonhole stitch in English:


A looped stitch used for edging buttonholes or pieces of material: the edges are worked in buttonhole stitch
More example sentences
  • I could make thread shanks with buttonhole stitch as well as complete a neat French seam.
  • The two main stitches used in creating needlelace are the buttonhole stitch and the overcast stitch.
  • Here, the buttonhole stitch is being worked around in a circular shape.

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