We have now shown the different kinds of stitches used in
embroidery; the following illustrations show them used for different
Different Button-hole Stitch Scallops
ILLUSTRATIONS 82 TO 85 (Different Button-hole Stitch Scallops).--These
scallops are prepared as above described. Take care to have the
stitches even and regular; the scallops must be wide in the centre and
very fine at both ends.
Button-holes and Eyelets
ILLUSTRATIONS 86 & 87 (Button-holes and Eyelets).--This
kind of embroidery is used only in round or long patterns. Trace first
the outline of the hole, cut away a small round piece of material, not
too close to the outlines (when the button-hole is very small merely
insert the point of the scissors or a stiletto into the material),
fold the edge of the material back with the needle, and work the hole
in overcast stitch, inserting the needle into the empty place in the
centre and drawing it out under the outline. Some button-holes are
worked separately; sometimes they are in a row; if so, take care to
begin to work each button-hole at the place where it touches the next.
In the following button-holes the outside must be traced double, so as
to reach as far as the next one, but each button-hole is finished at
once. Illustration 86 shows a button-hole worked round in button-hole
stitch, 87 an eyelet-hole worked in overcast.