Free Technique Monday: How to Sew Stay Stitching

When sewing garments, you’ll encounter lots of curved edges — like necklines and armholes — that are cut on the bias. To keep these edges from stretching out while you sew them, it’s a good idea to sew a line of stay stitching. Liesl Gibson shows how to do this simple trick, which will ensure that your garment edges turn out perfectly crisp and neat every time.

How to Sew Stay Stiching

Liesl Gibson previously worked as a designer at Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger, and now designs sewing patterns for her company, Oliver + S, as well as the Lisette line of patterns that is carried at Jo-Ann stores nationwide.