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How To Sew A Basting Stitch

  A basting stitch is a great way to put in a temporary stitch. For holding together to pieces of fabric temporarily. The trick is that you want the stitch to be easily removable, hence the word temporary.  To to this, you can just sew with the regular straight stitch on your sewing machine, but set the length to it’s max.  The max length on my machine is 5mm.  But also make sure that you do not backstitch, as this will make it more difficult to remove! You should now have a nice, and easily removable, basting stitch!

How to sew an overcasting stitch

  An overcasting stitch is like a serging stitch on a home sewing machine. It looks very professional and is easy to do.   You’ll need a different sewing foot than you normally use. On my brother sewing machine, i use the G foot.  Important to note: you don’t want to back stitch with this foot and when lifting the foot and removing the fabric, remove the fabric towards the  back  do not remove the fabric towards you.  Place the fabric so that the stitch with go just over the edge of it and use the overcasting stitch on your machine. On my machine, the brother se600, I use 1-14.  Do a couple reinforcement stitches and start sewing, you should end up with a nice finished seam!