Stickes: there are broadly three types of stitches - the temporary, the permanent and the decorative stitches.
1) Temporary stitches: these hold pieces of fabric together temporarily. They are removed as soon as they served their purposes. Examples of temporary stitches are:

• Even basting or tacking: the stitches and spaces between them are equal. Work from right to left. Begin with the thread knotted or make a back stitch.

• Uneven basting or tacking: this is made up of short and long stitches.

• Diagonal basting: this is useful for holding together two or more layers of materials to prevent them from slipping out of position until final stitching is completed. Start with a knotted thread. Push the needle vertically through all layers.

• Tailor's tackle: these are made for transferring pattern marking to two pieces of fabrics at the same time. They are only suitable for thick strong cloth.

a) Use thread of different colour from that of the fabric.

b) Double the thread but di not make a knot.
c) Leave the end of the thread about 2.5 - 3.00 cm.
d) Make two small stitches through the pattern and fabric at point where marking is needed.
e) Make a loop of thread there at least 2.00 cm
f) Clip the thread to make another end 2.5 cm to 3.00 cm
g) After all tacks have been made, clip the thread between the tacks and through each loop.

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