basting stitch


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n basting stitch a loose temporary sewing stitch to hold layers of fabric together
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In literature:

Too bad, with all them pretty baste-stitches!
"The Road to Providence" by Maria Thompson Daviess
The breadths should be basted before stitching.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, January 1878, No. 3" by Various
Baste close to headsize wire on top with stab stitch.
"Make Your Own Hats" by Gene Allen Martin
The hem should be basted and stitched with the hemming-stitch.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Science in Rural Schools" by Ministry of Education Ontario
An even darning or basting stitches, chain stitches or outline stitch may be used if the space is not too small.
"Textiles and Clothing" by Kate Heintz Watson
In doing over-stitch, the edges should always be first fitted, either with pins or basting, to prevent puckering.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
There were papers in her stockings, papers stitched to her stays, basted inside her skirts.
"The Dark Star" by Robert W. Chambers
You have seen us of a morning, cutting out, basting, stitching at her wedding clothes, while she sits with her hands folded.
"Olive in Italy" by Moray Dalton
Turn sleeve right side out and remove basting stitches.
"The Copeland Method" by Vanness Copeland
Baste and stitch the edge of the hem-tuck over the seam of the ruffle.
"Handicraft for Girls" by Idabelle McGlauflin