Definition of stay stitching in English:

stay stitching

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[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.
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    • 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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