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sew·ing

 (sō′ĭng)
n.
1. The act, occupation, or hobby of one who sews.
2. The article on which one is working with needle and thread; needlework.

sewing

(ˈsəʊɪŋ)
n
(Knitting & Sewing)
a. a piece of cloth, etc, that is sewn or to be sewn
b. (as modifier): sewing basket.

sew•ing

(ˈsoʊ ɪŋ)

n.
1. the act or work of one who sews.
2. something sewn or to be sewn.
[1275–1325]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sewing - joining or attaching by stitchessewing - joining or attaching by stitches  
handicraft - a craft that requires skillful hands
blind stitching - stitching that is not easily seen or noticed
suturing - surgical joining of two surfaces
2.sewing - needlework on which you are working with needle and threadsewing - needlework on which you are working with needle and thread; "she put her sewing back in the basket"
applique - a decorative design made of one material sewn over another
binding - strip sewn over or along an edge for reinforcement or decoration
gather, gathering - sewing consisting of small folds or puckers made by pulling tight a thread in a line of stitching
mend, darn, patch - sewing that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment); "her stockings had several mends"
needlecraft, needlework - a creation created or assembled by needle and thread
patchwork - sewing consisting of pieces of different materials sewn together in a pattern
stitch - a link or loop or knot made by an implement in knitting, crocheting, embroidery, or sewing
needle - prick with a needle

sewing

noun needlework, stitching, needlecraft Her mother had always done all the sewing.
Translations
خِيَاطَةخِياطَهقِطَع للخِياطَه
šití
syningsytøj
ompelutyö
šivanje
saumaskapur
裁縫
바느질
šivanje
sömnad
การเย็บ
dikişdikiş işi
việc khâu vá

sewing

[ˈsəʊɪŋ]
A. N (activity, object) → costura f
B. CPD sewing basket Ncesta f de costura
sewing machine Nmáquina f de coser
sewing silk Ntorzal m, seda f de coser

sewing

[ˈsəʊɪŋ] n
(= activity) → couture f
I like sewing → J'aime faire de la couture.
(= material being sewn) → ouvrage m de couture
a basket full of sewing → un panier plein d'ouvrages de couturesewing machine nmachine f à coudresewing pattern npatron m

sewing

n (= activity)Nähen nt; (= piece of work)Näharbeit f

sewing

:
sewing basket
nNähkorb m
sewing box
nNähkästchen nt
sewing machine
nNähmaschine f
sewing needle
nNähnadel f

sewing

[ˈsəʊɪŋ] n (skill, activity) → (il) cucire m; (piece of work) → cucito
I like sewing → mi piace cucire

sew

(səu) past tense sewed ; past participle sewn verb
to make, stitch or attach with thread, using a needle. She sewed the pieces together; Have you sewn my button on yet?
ˈsewer noun
She's a good sewer.
ˈsewing noun
1. the activity of sewing. I was taught sewing at school.
2. work to be sewn. She picked up a pile of sewing.
ˈsewing-machine noun
a machine for sewing.
sew up
to fasten completely or mend by sewing.
sewn up
completely settled or arranged. The contract is all sewn up.

to sew (not sow) a button on.

sewing

خِيَاطَة šití syning Näharbeit ράψιμο costura ompelutyö couture šivanje cucito 裁縫 바느질 naaien søm szycie costura шитье sömnad การเย็บ dikiş việc khâu vá 缝纫

sewing

n. costura, puntada.
References in classic literature ?
It was uninteresting sewing, but tonight no one grumbled.
Going to a cloth bag that hung on a nail by the wall she took out a long pair of sewing scissors and held them in her hand like a dagger.
After I learn to do sewing, I can make money and help her.
Pontellier, and often she took her sewing and went over to sit with her in the afternoons.
The harpoon is not yet forged that will ever do that, answered the other, sadly glancing upon a rounded hammock on the deck, whose gathered sides some noiseless sailors were busy in sewing together.
In yet other rooms they were putting up meats in boxes and barrels, and wrapping hams and bacon in oiled paper, sealing and labeling and sewing them.
Saying this, she drew him into a neat little apartment opening on the verandah, where she generally sat at her sewing, within call of her mistress.
It was one of the most useful motions in mechanics, the pedal movement; so I made a note in my memorandum book, purposing some day to apply a system of elastic cords to him and run a sewing machine with it.
The door to the surgeon's room stood open, meantime, but the cutting, sewing, splicing, and bandaging going on in there in plain view did not seem to disturb anyone's appetite.
Life became something other than the three meals a day, the round of cooking, washing, sewing, and church going.
Abbot, too, was sewing in another room, and Bessie, as she moved hither and thither, putting away toys and arranging drawers, addressed to me every now and then a word of unwonted kindness.
I suppose I must catch it - like a cough," said Biddy, quietly; and went on with her sewing.