Temporary Hand Sewing Stitches
Temporary stitches are not meant to be left in after the sewing has been completed. Use a contrasting thread or a basting thread when working a temporary stitch so it is easy to find and remove it when no longer needed.
A running stitch is used in gathering ruffles or shirring a fabric, and is quickly done on single layers or multiple layers of fabric. A long sharp needle is used to save time. The needle is inserted going from the backside of the fabric with very small stitches sewn onto the needle in a back and forth manner before it is pulled through. This is quickly repeated to the end of the sewing area.
Decorative or Permanent Stitches
Hemming and Hemstitch
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