To stitch up

to mend or unite with a needle and thread; as, to stitch up a rent; to stitch up an artery.

See also: Stitch

References in classic literature ?
One morning I made a rent in this mantle; and to show the islanders with what facility it could be repaired, I lowered my bundle, and taking from it a needle and thread, proceeded to stitch up the opening.
But now he's out to stitch up the opposition on the way to British title glory.