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Buttonhole Twist

         My previous post on Rose mania, i had worked Buttonhole stitch with raised effect at the center of  design.

Raised Buttonhole

               Well here is its tutorial.

Padding instruction with Buttonhole stitch

                        Take felt cloth, cut a circle ( required size).          Stitch it to base fabric leaving little space un-stitched for stuffing. Stuff some gauze with the help of a tooth pick and stitch remaining part to base fabric. Now start working Buttonhole stitch around the circle. Once finished with first row of buttonhole stitch, then from second row (of circle) start working buttonhole stitch picking each loop, without catching below felt cloth. After finishing 3 to 4 rows of buttonhole, from next row pick every alternate loop and later, the next row pick each loop. End at center, taking back working thread to backside of fabric and knot it.

Detached Chain with Bullion stitch

                Once buttonhole stitch is worked on padded felt cloth, lets start with detached chain with Bullion stitch. Commence at center, work a chain (loop) piercing felt cloth, while ending detached chain stitch, try to end at edge of circle without pulling whole thread ( leaving working thread freely on top ) as shown in picture. Come back again at chain loop without pulling needle out of fabric. Now work bullion stitch, warp working thread 10 to 15 times to needle and very gently pull out needle and end at edge of circle as shown in picture.  Once detached chain with bullion stitch is complete, center gap can be filled with a french knot.

Buttonhole stitch, Pistil stitch, Chain with bullion stitch 

                    Try working with oval. Here in above picture, oval is worked in same manner, top is worked with pistil stitch and detached chain edging.


  1. very useful and wonderful idea of raised flower. Very good work. All the best!

  2. The raised embroidery using felt is a wonderful idea...I really want to try this...all your works are very neat and Beautiful!

  3. Thank u Mahalakshmi for stopping by my blog, appreciating my work.

  4. very beautiful and perfect work. Thanks for a new idea.

  5. Love this, thanks for the tutorial.


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