A Button Hole

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Title

A Button Hole

Subject

Wool uniforms worn by US Union soldiers in the American Civil War.

Description

Greatcoat button hole created with silk twist thread in a standard buttonhole (or blanket) stitch, over a laid thread, to produce a solid line around the slit opening. Good workmanship meant closely spaced, even stitches that kept the thick, heavy woolen cloth from fraying with use.

Creator

US Army Quartermaster

Source

US Army Quartermaster Museum

Date

1861-1865

Contributor

Trish FitzSimons

Rights

US Army Quartermaster Museum

Format

photograph

Citation

US Army Quartermaster , “A Button Hole,” Fabric of War, accessed December 6, 2022, https://fabricofwar2018.omeka.net/items/show/3.

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