The Cross Your Hand Stitch is similar to an Overcast Stitch at the edge of the fabric to prevent the fabric from fraying, yet more secure. It actually is basically the Overcast Stitch once in one direction and then on top itself in the opposite direction. It is sometimes used for button holes.
Slip Basting is most often used to match up plaid, stripe and print fabrics. It can also be used for fitting adjustments made from the right side, or a detailed curved section of fabric. Similar to a Slipstitch, it is stitched between a crease in the fabric and the under layer.
The Overhand Stitch is similar to The Overcast Stitch in its style and is meant mainly for holding two finished edges together with small straight, even stitches. Its most often used to add lace edging or a ribbon.
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