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  • Craft lessons: Basic hand stitches and decorative stitching “how-to”s.

    Sewing  |  0 Commentcraft lessons: basic hand stitches and decorative stitching “how-to”s.

    Back Stitch – Use a short needle. It is the strongest hand stitch and is used to imitate machine stitches. Work backstitch from right to left. 1. Begin with a knotted length of thread (1), and then take a stitch and a space (2). 2. Take the needle back over the space and bring it out the same distance in front of the thread(3). 3. Continue to the end of the seam. 4. Fasten off with a couple of stitches on the spot. Basting Stitch – A temporary method of holding two or more layers