running stitch

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running stitch

n.
One of a series of small, even stitches.

running stitch

n
(Knitting & Sewing) a simple form of hand stitching, consisting of small stitches that look the same on both sides of the fabric, usually used for gathering. Sometimes called: gathering stitch

run′ning stitch`


n.
a sewing stitch made by passing the needle in and out repeatedly with short, even stitches.
[1840–50]
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Noun1.running stitch - small, even, hand stitches run in and outrunning stitch - small, even, hand stitches run in and out
embroidery stitch, sewing stitch - a stitch made with thread and a threaded sewing needle through fabric or leather
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Switch your sewing machine to the gathering stitch setting or sew by hand.