Running stitch is worked from right to left. Several stitches can be picked up on the needle at once before pulling the needle through. (See figure 1 as well as the York seam in figure 11.)
The running stitch is done in the same way as the basting stitch, but with short evenly spaced 1/16-inch to 1/8-inch stitches (depending on your fabric -- smaller stitch for lighter-weight fabric). The running stitch is best done using your sewing machine, but this stitch is good for gathering or quickly mending a seam that has come apart.
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