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Thread: Tacking Stitch - a pet peeve

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    Junior Member fsmcm's Avatar
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    I'm on a mission . . . to rid the world of the tacking stitch. It's very simple, but so many people do not do it.

    That little X-shaped stitch across the vents of jacket, coats and skirts? It's know as a "tacking stitch" in tailoring/sewing circles. It is there only to make the garment hold up during shipping and to look good on the hanger, until you take it home.

    Give yourself the once-over before leaving home; check for any tacking stitches and remove them. Spread the word!!

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    hmm. never noticed it!

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    Sometimes I leave them in cause I don't use the pockets and it keeps them from sagging and gapping. :)

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    :oops: I have probably left home with them many times :oops:

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    I laughed when I read your post b/c I also find it odd that people don't remove them.
    Quote Originally Posted by fsmcm
    I'm on a mission . . . to rid the world of the tacking stitch. It's very simple, but so many people do not do it.

    That little X-shaped stitch across the vents of jacket, coats and skirts? It's know as a "tacking stitch" in tailoring/sewing circles. It is there only to make the garment hold up during shipping and to look good on the hanger, until you take it home.

    Give yourself the once-over before leaving home; check for any tacking stitches and remove them. Spread the word!!

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    I laughed too but not for that reason but because it bothers others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltsRfun
    Sometimes I leave them in cause I don't use the pockets and it keeps them from sagging and gapping. :)
    I'm talking about the ones that aren't visible on the surface.

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    I have never seen them. Maybe I'm not looking in the right places.

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