Stitches and Seams

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Decorative Stitches

Back Stitch Not generally used on footwear, although it is sometimes used for decoration or strap reinforcement
Buttonhole Stitch; Blanket Stitch   It is a decorative stitch, and although not documentably found on medieval shoes. It can be useful for reinforcing edges of leather.
Cross Stitch     Not specifically used on medieval shoes, but it is a decorative variation of a doubled whip stitch that can make a seam more attractive. It can be used also be used with a Grain/Grain "Tunnel Stich"
Plait Stitch; Raised Fishbone
Incised Cross      
Incised Satin      

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Footwear of the Middle Ages - Some Stitches and Seams Used in Sewing Shoes, Page 4, Copyright 1999 I. Marc Carlson. 
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