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Machine sewing is great, but sometimes a good old fashioned hand-sewn stitch can really save the day. If you’re looking for a super-fast way to sew up side seams to check the fit of a muslin or a way to hold fabric pieces together for machine sewing that’s much flatter than pins, you’ll definitely want to get cozy with this helpful baste stitch tutorial that Christine Haynes shared on Craftsy.

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When you need temporary stitches, basting by hand is often much quicker than basting by machine.

Give it a try on your next sewing project! Click here to see how it’s done.