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Tacking Stitch - a pet peeve

Tacking Stitch - a pet peeve

Old 08-05-2010, 07:34 AM
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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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Old 08-05-2010, 07:41 AM
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hmm. never noticed it!
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Old 08-05-2010, 07:51 AM
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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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Old 08-05-2010, 08:38 AM
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:oops: I have probably left home with them many times :oops:

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Old 08-05-2010, 08:50 AM
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I laughed when I read your post b/c I also find it odd that people don't remove them.
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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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Old 08-05-2010, 09:05 AM
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I laughed too but not for that reason but because it bothers others.
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Old 08-05-2010, 09:57 AM
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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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Old 08-05-2010, 06:47 PM
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I have never seen them. Maybe I'm not looking in the right places.
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