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How to Sew the Baseball Stitch


"The baseball stitch is a useful, permanent stitch, because it is very flexible and very elastic. It pulls the edges of material (cloth or leather) evenly together to form a flat surface, and it is used for repair or closing an opening."


This is an excerpt from the Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 2 from Aviation Maintenance and Training Manuals found online. Who would have thought sewing was tied to aviation?

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Taken on January 19, 2009