Diagonal Basting This stitch is used to hold multiple pieces of fabric together securely for a fitting. Use it to hold interfacing, linings and facing together. Create by working right to left taking the needle through the fabric at right angles to the edge.
Even Basting A basting stitch used for temporary seams that will be under stress when fitted. You can also use this stitch when you are easing one piece of fabric onto another, or creating gathers. Hand stitch a longer than normal running stitch, keeping them even on both sides of the fabric.
Uneven Basting You can use this stitch for temporary or permanent work. If you are using this stitch for permanently two pieces together, only pick up a couple of thread in the stitch to keep it invisible. To create, take small stitches about 1cm apart from each other.
Thread Tracing Long even basting stitches used to indicate important areas of garment design or construction, for example; seam-lines, pockets, design details. Temporarily stitched directly onto garment for the benefit of accurate execution of construction.
Slip Basting Used to invisibly attach one piece of fabric to another. Good for using on fabric where patterns or stripes need to be matched. Fold and press seam allowance of top fabric. Pin onto seam allowance of under fabric. Work right to left. Secure thread. Take approximately 1cm stitches through under fabric then through […]