sewing stitch


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Noun1.sewing stitch - a stitch made with thread and a threaded sewing needle through fabric or leather
backstitch - an overlapping stitch made by starting the next stitch at the middle of the preceding one
bargello, flame stitch - needlepoint embroidery stitch that produces zigzag lines
baste, basting, basting stitch, tacking - a loose temporary sewing stitch to hold layers of fabric together
blanket stitch - a strong reinforcing stitch for edges of blanket and other thick material; similar to buttonhole stitch
buttonhole stitch - a reinforcing looped stitch for edges, as around a buttonhole
chain stitch - a looped stitch resembling the links of a chain; used in embroidery and in sewing
cross-stitch - two stitches forming a cross or X
faggot stitch, fagot stitch - the stitch that ties a group of parallel threads together in fagoting
French knot - a stitch made by looping the thread several times around the needle before inserting it into the fabric
gros point - a needlepoint stitch covering two horizontal and two vertical threads
hemming-stitch - a stitch used in sewing hems on skirts and dresses
hemstitch, hemstitching - a stitch in which parallel threads are drawn and exposed threads are caught together in groups
machine stitch, sewing-machine stitch - a sewing stitch made by a sewing machine, sometimes using more than one thread
overhand stitch - a stitch passing over an edge vertically
petit point, tent stitch - a small diagonal needlepoint stitch
picot - an edging of small loops, as on lace or ribbon
quilting - stitching through layers of fabric and a filling so as to create a design
running stitch - small, even, hand stitches run in and out
saddle stitch - a decorative overcast or running stitch, especially in a contrasting color
satin stitch - flat stitches worked so closely as to resemble satin
slip stitch - a loose stitch catching only a thread or two of fabric; designed to be invisible from the right side
stitch - a link or loop or knot made by an implement in knitting, crocheting, embroidery, or sewing
tailor's tack - a loose, looped, sewing stitch used to transfer marking for darts, etc., from a pattern to material
whipstitch, whipstitching, whipping - a sewing stitch passing over an edge diagonally