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.

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  1. Not really a comment, though I enjoyed the ‘Stay Stitching’ episode. My problem is that I’ve been trying to watch Yao’s Art program and I can’t get past the Overview. I may regret committing to Creativebug. I know I would enjoy Yao’s different artistic way but seem to be stuck in ‘Overview’. What am I doing wrong? Please reply – I would like to give it another try.

    1. Hi Izzy,
      So sorry that you are running into this problem. It could be that you have a free account vs a premium (paid) account, which would prevent you from viewing premium classes. Please contact and they can quickly help you figure it all out. Thank you so much for your feedback and happy crafting.


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