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What is "Stitch in the Ditch" - Definition & Explanation

Sewing on top of a finished seam line from the front of the garment. The stitch goes through all layers and holds them together.
To sew your stitches in the "ditch" created by the joins of the pattern pieces.

Some other terms

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Lengths of fabric, several plies high, which have been spread on a cutting table ready for cutting. The fabric is subsequently cut in accordance with a cutting plan which is usually designed to...
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Manufactured, continuous filament fibers that have a center void, which has been created through the introduction of air or other gas in the polymer solution, or by melt spinning through specially...
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Wet describing chemicals applied to a fabric and generally seen as less environmental-friendly than mechanical dry finishes. However, there are some eco-friendly wet finishes, which are increasing in...

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