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Sewing Pattern Series - Stay Stitching by Whitney Sews

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Comment by Cheryl on August 2, 2011 at 5:14am
For beginning sewers, it is important to stress that STAY STITCHING works best when you use a shorter than normal stitch length.  You want to STABILIZE the fabric weave/knit where there will be a curved seam so, when you do stitch the seam, you won't accidently stretch the garment piece out of shape.  Therefore, you run a line of machine stitches with a short stitch length through the single thickness of fabric in close proximity to the stitching line that will be used to join two layers of fabric together in a seam.   Only then are you ready to make the seam.  If you skip stay stitching, you will risk a "home made" look that no one wants. 
Comment by Kathleen Winberry on July 28, 2011 at 1:45pm
As added by Bridget this is an important step that most of us leave out. After sewing for a long time the thought doesn't even come to mind even when it is clearly stated on the pattern. Thanks for reminding of this step.
Comment by Bridget Snitchler on July 28, 2011 at 12:27pm

Thank you.  This is an important step that we often are tempted to skip over.  You explained it very well.


Comment by Patricia on July 27, 2011 at 7:25am

thank you


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