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Basic Stitches

Submitted by:
Mishelle Madlangsakay

Submitted to:
Jocelyn Luna

Sew through buttons

1. Start by taking 1 or 2 small stitches at the place where the button is to be sewn.
2. Pull the thread through the fabric and 1 hole of the button position the button over the stitches .
3. To create a thread shank that will allow buttoning, slide a toothpick as a wedge b/w button and fabric.
4. Continue to push and pull the needle through each set of the holes at least 6 times.
5. Remove the toothpick with the needle on the right side of the fabric , with the thread around the threads under the button.
6. Take a few small backstitches under the button to secure the thread, knot and cut excess thread.

Blind Hemming
Stitches that are taken on the inside b/w the hem and the garment fabric , so that in the finished hem the stitches are not visible.
1. Fold back the hem edge; take a small stich in the garment, Then a small stitch in the hem edge.
2. Continue to alternate stitches from garment to hem, keeping stitches about ΒΌ inch apart.

Running stitch and basting
A running stitch is a line of short even stitches used for seams.
A basting used for gathering or to temporarily hold a hem oe seam in a place.
1. Push the needle through both layers of fabric going in and   out of several times before pulling the thread through .
2. Keep the stitches short and close together for a seam, long and widely spaded for   busting.

A line of small,firm stitches
1. On a wrong side of the garment, take a stitch in the hem edge.
2.Then take a stitch in tghe garment picking up only ne thread of the fabric, and bring the
needle up through   hem edge coming out at least 1/2" inch ahead. Continue in this manner.

Recommend for hand sewn seams beacause it is strong. It is also used as a finishing stitch.
1. Knot the thread and pull the needle through the fabric at the point where you wish to begin
sewing. 1/8" inch behind...