Saturday, November 24, 2012

Running Stitch

From now on, I will introduce different sewing stitch types for readers' easy reference.

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.)


Running Stitch

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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.


(Want to buy a DIY sewing kit, to sew something for your kids??

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