Definition of stay stitching in English:

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stay stitching

noun

[mass noun]
Stitching placed along a bias or curved seam to prevent the fabric of a garment from stretching while the garment is being made.
Example sentences
  • Even doing the stay stitching can result in wonky edges after the block has been trimmed.
  • Carefully mark the waistline with machine stay stitches, using a slightly larger-than-usual stitch length.
  • Lately I have been wondering if it is really necessary to use stay stitching around the necks lines.

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