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What are tips for hand stitching?

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2006-07-28 06:27:23

1- Keep your stitches small. Large stitches, when pulled tight,

tend to create gathers in the material. That's all right, if you

want gathers. 2- Make use of straight pins; place them closely

together. They hold the material together so that your handstitched

line doesn't swerve as easily. 3- Don't use long lengths of thread.

Longer lengths get tangled easily. Yes, it's frustrating to tie off

and re-thread often. However, it's a preferred frustration compared

to tangled thread that won't pass through your material, making you

have to backtrack, and possibly begin again.

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