I decided that as this was a plain fabric, to make the stitching down stitch a fancy one – beaded buttonhole. And it worked a treat.
It’s very easy to work – bring the thread through from the back, thread a bead onto the needle and draw it down the thread until it reaches the fabric, so it sits in the corner of the stitch, and then complete the stitch.
It’s one of those stitches where you get into a nice rhythm with the stitching and the end result looks so even and neat (despite the creasing!).
One done, lots to go!