Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


Remember that the wider the buttonholing the more padding will be necessary.

Work a row of buttonholing about a quarter of an inch apart.

Loops are made by buttonholing very closely over several foundation threads, making the purl on the outside edge.

In all this piece of work there is to be noted a great deal of buttonholing and darning.

Buttonholing him with his hook, Cap'en Tommy opened his little plot.

The honeycomb or mesh is a fancy name for another form of buttonholing.

The round corners are worked in the same buttonhole stitch, only it is twice the depth of the buttonholing along the two edges.

Five or seven stitches will be sufficient for a corner or the ridge of the buttonholing will be too crowded.

An extra row or two toward the outer edge of buttonholing raises the edge prettily.

Let your thread come up slightly under the lower line of the buttonholing.