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how to staystitch

Staystitching is using a row of straight stitching within a cut-fabric pattern piece’s seam allowance to help stabilize an edge like an armhole or neck edge to keep it from stretching or distorting during construction. Staystitching is usually sewn on a single layer of fabric 1/8" from the seam line, so it won’t show after construction. Join Liesl for this video as she shows you how to use staystitching in your sewing projects.

Video courtesy of Creativebug.
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