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What is a Basting Stitch? Why and How to Sew One

Basting, also known as tacking, is a temporary straight stitch used to hold two or more pieces of fabric, trimmings, or other elements in place so that they can be permanently sewn together. The basting stitch is then removed for a clean, polished result. If you’re just starting out in sewing, or if you’ve been …

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