Jump to: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Basted stitches are large running stitches that loosely hold the garment together in areas that later form the basis for alterations by an experienced tailor. The mark of a finely tailored suit, basted stitches are easily altered to produce a custom fit. Also used as a temporary way of securing two pieces of fabric together, basted stitches can be sewn by hand or machine.