Basting Stitch

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Basting Stitching: a temporary straight stitch with few stitches per inch, so the stitches are longer and easier to remove. The setting on most machines for basting is about a 5 for length. That comes out to be about 8-10 stitches per inch.

ie: When fitting, you may want to baste the item together first, try it on, and make sure it is correct. It is easy to change if changes need to be made, and you can restitch using regulation stitching if it is correct.

ie: Another use for basting is in gathering.

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  1. hey rachel-this blog is great! i had no idea you had it until you commented on my blog and i linked to your profile. could you tell me, when basting, what is the standard machine setting for stitch length and tension? i'm new to this sewing stuff an i'm guessing i do a lot of things wrong.

  2. This is a good one!
    I am happy that you shared it.
    Thank you so much.
    Gold Bra Strap


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