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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

Some more terms:

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A small panel usually hung from the top of the window. It is usually folded into deep pleats at the top and cut at an angle at the bottom. It is often placed on each side of a swag as shown on the...

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