The Corner of the Folded Peahole Edging

The folded Peahole edging can be easily worked along a straight edge, but one can also turn corners while stitching this edging.

Shown here is a practice exercise only.

First, some distance from both edges, withdraw threads for the folded Peahole.
Erbslochecke_1Starting at the point shown in the picture below,
Erbslochecke_2work a number (it doesn’t matter the exact number since this is a practice piece, but it should be an even number) of Four-Sided stitches.
Erbslochecke_3Turn the piece 180° and work Four-Sided stitches lined up to the first row of Four-Sided stitches.
Erbslochecke_4Work them around the corner.
Erbslochecke_5Starting at the place shown in the picture below,
Erbslochecke_6work the remaining Four-Sided stitches.
Erbslochecke_7Withdraw the threads for the Peaholes
Erbslochecke_8and work the wrapped Peaholes.
Erbslochecke_9Cut the corner diagonally so that the cut is directly outside the Four-Sided stitches—taking care not to damage them.
Erbslochecke_10Along one edge, fold the edging so that the backs of the Four-Sided stitches lie on top of each another and begin securing the triangles.
Erbslochecke_11Reaching the corner, fold the edging of the perpendicular side
Erbslochecke_12and continue securing the triangles around the corner.
Erbslochecke_13From the back it looks like this:
Erbslochecke_14Four threads inwards from the bottom of the previously worked Four-Sided stitches, withdraw one more thread along each side (on both the front and the back). (Please carefully look at the picture!)
Erbslochecke_15From the front of the fabric, work one row of Four-Sided stitches catching both layers.
Erbslochecke_16Now, on the back side, trim the remaining fabric close to the stitches.
Erbslochecke_17A nice hem is created – admittedly, the triangles in this example are not the best (this was one of my first attempts at working this edging, since then they have improved a lot).

  1. Hallo, Liebe Luzine !
    Dies ist fuer mich ganz rechtzeitig !
    Die Information ist immer praktisch. Danke !!

  2. Vielen Dank Luzine, eine sehr schöne Erbslochkante!

  3. I learn so much from your blog! Thank you!

    • Thanks, Donna,
      I post subjects on my blog for people willing to learn. And I am happy, if people take use of it.

  4. I learned a lot from your blog too and this tutorial is so pretty! Thank you!

  5. Amazing!! I’ve never never see this technique!!
    Did you ever try to apply on a biggest work? Like curtains??
    Because I’m looking for a good edge for the curtains, a normal edge has no strength and is difficult to make stable.

    Really compliments!

    • For curtains I would take the hem you can see in the article “A Wide Hem with a Folded Peahole Edging”, adding one or two rows of Four-Sided stitches beside the edging.
      But it is not easy to work. Best, you make a practice exercise before.

  6. Hi,
    Does the item fray or do you weave in the threads?


    • Sorry, your comment got into my spam folder. So I just now found it.
      No, I did not weave in the fabric threads. In carefully handling the item does not fray.

  7. Hi Luzine, I am looking for a pretty, yet different hem and I find this so beautiful and just what I am looking for.
    One always find what you need in your blogs, old and recent.
    Thank you so much and your instructions are so carefully and precise.
    Hannie Cripps

    • Hi Hannie,
      Nice to hear from you.Thank you for the compliments. I always try to show different interesting contents – Schwalm whitework, traditional and contemporary, and also Schwalm coustumes and what we can learn from the work of our forebears.

  8. bellissimo!!!

  9. Thank you so much! This looks like a nice alternative to Hardanger edging!

  10. Felicitaciones, muy hermoso tu trabajo. Es muy fácil de aplicar porque está muy bien explicado en el paso a paso de cómo se debe realizar.
    Un cordial saludo desde Chile

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