Reasons For Basting


Welcome back! In our previous blog post we talked about basting and what it is. Today, we are going to talk more about why you might need to use this method during your project.

Remember, basting is stitches that are long and easy to remove. You can do this technique by hand or by using the sewing machine. However you choose, the stitches temporarily sew pieces of fabric together.

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Below, you’ll find several reasons why you might want to use basting to help you during your next sewing project.

  • ·         Work two layers of fabric as one by basting them together. Then, as you need to remove extra bulk, take the basting out.
  • ·         Sewing a zipper can be difficult. Basting it in first helps to hold it in the right spot before permanently attaching it.
  • ·         Fabric that easily slips can be held together without issues using a basting stitch. You can then stitch regularly and remove the basting after you’ve completed.

·         Basting allows you to test the fitting of a blouse or skirt before permanently adding darts or side seams. Choosing to do a regular stitch first might result in having to redo. Basting stitches, as we mentioned are much easier to remove than regular. 

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