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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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