tailor's tack

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Noun1.tailor's tack - a loose, looped, sewing stitch used to transfer marking for darts, etc., from a pattern to material
embroidery stitch, sewing stitch - a stitch made with thread and a threaded sewing needle through fabric or leather
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Pin the buttonhole patch pattern to the jacket right side at the buttonhole marks and transfer the beginning and end markings for each buttonhole using a single-pass tailor's tack. Thread a hand sewing needle with a double strand of contrasting thread and pass once through the pattern tissue and the jacket front.
If the fabric is sheer, mark the point with a pin or tailor's tack. Always test the chosen marking method on a fabric scrap.
(Tailor's tacks are great, and they don't leave stains!) Make note of the stopping points, left and right fold lines and areas to cut away or snip.