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Bar tack

a close series of stitches crossing a piece of cloth, as in an article of clothing, in order to reinforce it at a point of concentrated strain.
to sew or reinforce with bar tack.
Historical Examples

Such a buttonhole may be completed with a bar tack on each end.
Textiles and Clothing Kate Heintz Watson

The proper distance from the edge of folded goods make (a) button hole, one end rounded and the other finished with a bar tack.
Textiles and Clothing Kate Heintz Watson


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