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a looped stitch used to strengthen the edge of material and keep it from raveling, as around a buttonhole.
Historical Examples

Art in Needlework Lewis F. Day
A Treatise on Domestic Economy Catherine Esther Beecher
Art in Needlework Lewis F. Day
Art in Needlework Lewis F. Day
Art in Needlework Lewis F. Day
Art in Needlework Lewis F. Day

a reinforcing looped stitch for the edge of material, such as around a buttonhole


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  • Buttonholing

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    noun the small core of plastic, wood, or metal that is the base for buttons covered with fabric, leather, etc

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