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Topic: Best stitch for hand sewing a straight seam?  (Read 781 times)
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« on: November 14, 2012 10:19:48 PM »

While I'm asking sewing questions, here's another one.

I don't have a machine anymore, which is normally fine for the infrequent times I do any sewing; those are usually small repairs. But recently I had to resew part of a seam and I wasn't sure how to do it. Backstitching seemed the most effective but it was hard to keep the seam straight. Is there something else I should use for seams in the future, or is there a way to make sure the backstitch is straight?

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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2012 02:12:12 AM »

I have the same problem.  I've settled on doing a straight basting stitch, then going back and resewing with a backstitch for strength.  The basting stitch gives me an easy straight line to follow.

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