Tacking Stitch Instructions:

  • Thread the needle and do not place a knot at the base of the thread.
  • Insert the needle through the back of the fabric and pull through leaving a long piece of the thread tailing from the fabric.
  • Moving the needle in a straight line forward poke the needle back down through the fabric and take all of the thread through until you just have a long stitch left in the top of the fabric.
  • Moving forward in a straight line, poke the needle up through the back of the fabric the same stitch length as the first stitch.
  • Continue until you have finished the desired length of tacking.
  • Leave a length of thread tailing from the fabric.


This stitch is primarily designed to hold two pieces of fabric together while the actual stitches are being put in place.

  • Pull out the tacking when the actual stitches are finished.

tacking stitch

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