Definition of stay stitching in English:

stay stitching

Syllabification: stay stitch·ing

noun

Stitching placed along a bias or curved seam to prevent the fabric of a garment from stretching while the garment is being made.
More 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.

Derivatives

stay stitch

verb
More example sentences
  • All the seams should be stay stitched with tape to prevent pulling and cutting through the skin.
  • Normally on a corner like that you stay stitch the edges and then clip into the corner almost to the stitching.
  • Bust gusset openings were marked with a tracing wheel and stay stitched before cutting.

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