Introduction of Preliminary Stitches
Stitches are row sewing that enable in building the strength of two pieces of fabric the basic stitches and their method of construction is discussed below.
This involves giving one row of stitch on a single layer of a fabric that it intended to prevent the fabric from distortion or excessive stretching. It is commonly used on a bias strip where the stitching is done on the extreme end of the strip taken.
This is a long running stitch that is done on a fabric to hold two pieces of fabric temporarily until the final machine stitch is given. Pin basting is when this process is accompanied with the pins to give a neat finish on the sample and to hold heavy fabric easily using pins. In either case, it is a rule to remove this temporary stitch after the final sewing is done using machine.
When the tailors are making an alteration, they give a row of machine stitches that are long and can be easily removed by using a seam ripper. Before making a permanent alteration, the temporary long stitch given using a machine is called machine basting.
This type of stitch is used when a piece is temporarily attached to a sample and to ensure if it matches well. In particular it is used at the hems, facings, folding, where invisibility is important.