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And So To Embroider 6b – Borders, Motifs and Needleweaving

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And Sew to Embroider leaflet 6b

Leaflet 6b in the Needlework Development Scheme’s series “And So To Embroider” includes:

  • Ideas for placing motifs and borders on waistcoats and boleros
  • Buttonhole or blanket stitch embroidery
  • Tailor’s buttonhole stitch (and when to use it instead of blanket stitch)
  • Buttonhole wheels
  • Closed  or Vandyke buttonhole stitch (two varieties)
  • Spaced buttonhole filling
  • Detached buttonhole filling
  • Needleweaving (bands and corners)
  • Zig-Zag hem stitch (See “And So To Embroider” leaflet 4b for instructions on working hem stitch)

 Download “And So To Embroider” leaflet 6b

Modern Tutorials

The early leaflets in the “And So To Embroider” series were intended to be used in the classroom, so I have included some modern tutorials for those of us who don’t have a teacher on hand to help when we get stuck.

Blanket Stitch (Flat) by Mary Corbet

Blanket Stitch (Over an Edge) by Red Ted Art

Buttonhole Wheels by Mary Corbet

Closed Blanket/Buttonhole Stitch by Ruth’s Stitchery

Spaced Buttonhole Filling by Botta Umarani

Detached Buttonhole Filling by Mary Corbet

Tailor’s Buttonhole Stitch by Easysteps

Whilst this video is not in English, the steps are very clear and easy to follow

Hem Stitch by Make It Coats

This tutorial works under four threads, whereas the leaflet works under three threads.

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