In sewing, basting or tacking is long temporary stitches intended to be easily removed, sewn by hand or by machine. Basting is used in a different of ways:
As it is easy to remove basting stitches if the fabric does slip out of place or to eliminate extra bulk, it is a standard technique used by many people. There are two ways of basting: by hand or by sewing machine. Now I am going to show you how to make a basting stitch with a sewing machine.
How to Machine Baste
The first question you may ask, “If my machine is capable of creating basting?” Don’t worry; all sewing machines can create basting stitch.
Basting through a machine is a fast way to temporarily hold fabrics together in place or to test the fit of an area such as sewing in a zipper. Let’s know how to do it:
Few More Tips For You While Basting
Removing Basting Stitches
Always be careful when you are going to remove the basting stitches. You should loosen the stitches carefully with a seam ripper. Do not try to plow the seam ripper between the fabric layers; it increases the possibility of ripping through the garment.
Final tips for you, if possible, remove the basting stitches before pressing the fabric to prevent pressed in stitches. And there you have done it; now you are also an expert in basting!