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1. A decorative stitch usually bordering a hem, as on a handkerchief, made by drawing out several parallel threads and catching together the cross threads in uniform groups.
2. Needlework in which this stitch is used.
tr.v. hem·stitched, hem·stitch·ing, hem·stitch·es
To ornament or embroider with hemstitches.
(Knitting & Sewing) a decorative edging stitch, usually for a hem, in which the cross threads are stitched in groups
(Knitting & Sewing) to decorate (a hem, etc) with hemstitches
the stitch used or the needlework done in hemstitching.
Past participle: hemstitched
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|Noun||1.||hemstitch - a stitch in which parallel threads are drawn and exposed threads are caught together in groups|
|2.||hemstitch - embroidery similar to drawnwork|
|Verb||1.||hemstitch - sew with hemstitches; "hemstitch a sleeve"|