Sunday, July 5, 2009


Basic stitches are divided into constructive and decorative stitches.

Constructive stitches are for-Thar divided into temporary and permanent

stitches .

TEMPORARY STITCHES :---Tacking or basting is a temporary stitch

used for holding two or more layers or material together before the

permanent stitches are made . Usually this stitch is horizontal and

is worked from right to left . For tacking use a contrasting color

thread so that it can be easily seen and removed .The length

of stitches will very depending on the weight of the fabric and

how securely the pieces have to be held together . There are

several types of basting stitches , four of which are explained

below .

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