backstitch


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back·stitch

 (băk′stĭch′)
n.
A stitch made by inserting the needle at the midpoint of a preceding stitch so that the stitches overlap by half lengths on the back of the fabric and appear continuous on the front.

back′stitch′ v.

backstitch

(ˈbækˌstɪtʃ)
n
(Knitting & Sewing) a strong sewing stitch made by starting the next stitch at the middle or beginning of the preceding one
vb
(Knitting & Sewing) to sew using this stitch

back•stitch

(ˈbækˌstɪtʃ)
n.
1. stitching or a stitch in which the thread is doubled back on the preceding stitch.
v.t., v.i.
2. to sew by backstitch.
[1605–15]

backstitch


Past participle: backstitched
Gerund: backstitching

Imperative
backstitch
backstitch
Present
I backstitch
you backstitch
he/she/it backstitches
we backstitch
you backstitch
they backstitch
Preterite
I backstitched
you backstitched
he/she/it backstitched
we backstitched
you backstitched
they backstitched
Present Continuous
I am backstitching
you are backstitching
he/she/it is backstitching
we are backstitching
you are backstitching
they are backstitching
Present Perfect
I have backstitched
you have backstitched
he/she/it has backstitched
we have backstitched
you have backstitched
they have backstitched
Past Continuous
I was backstitching
you were backstitching
he/she/it was backstitching
we were backstitching
you were backstitching
they were backstitching
Past Perfect
I had backstitched
you had backstitched
he/she/it had backstitched
we had backstitched
you had backstitched
they had backstitched
Future
I will backstitch
you will backstitch
he/she/it will backstitch
we will backstitch
you will backstitch
they will backstitch
Future Perfect
I will have backstitched
you will have backstitched
he/she/it will have backstitched
we will have backstitched
you will have backstitched
they will have backstitched
Future Continuous
I will be backstitching
you will be backstitching
he/she/it will be backstitching
we will be backstitching
you will be backstitching
they will be backstitching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been backstitching
you have been backstitching
he/she/it has been backstitching
we have been backstitching
you have been backstitching
they have been backstitching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been backstitching
you will have been backstitching
he/she/it will have been backstitching
we will have been backstitching
you will have been backstitching
they will have been backstitching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been backstitching
you had been backstitching
he/she/it had been backstitching
we had been backstitching
you had been backstitching
they had been backstitching
Conditional
I would backstitch
you would backstitch
he/she/it would backstitch
we would backstitch
you would backstitch
they would backstitch
Past Conditional
I would have backstitched
you would have backstitched
he/she/it would have backstitched
we would have backstitched
you would have backstitched
they would have backstitched
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.backstitch - an overlapping stitch made by starting the next stitch at the middle of the preceding onebackstitch - an overlapping stitch made by starting the next stitch at the middle of the preceding one
embroidery stitch, sewing stitch - a stitch made with thread and a threaded sewing needle through fabric or leather
Verb1.backstitch - do backstitchesbackstitch - do backstitches      
sew, sew together, stitch, run up - fasten by sewing; do needlework
Translations

backstitch

[ˈbækstɪtʃ]
A. Npespunte m
B. VTpespuntar
References in classic literature ?
This consists of a simple gros de laine, trimmed with ashes of roses, with overskirt of scare bleu ventre saint gris, cut bias on the off-side, with facings of petit polonaise and narrow insertions of pa^te de foie gras backstitched to the mise en sce`ne in the form of a jeu d'esprit.
Stop 1/4" from the first corner; backstitch. Remove the needle from the quilt and cut the threads.
Stitch the remaining center-back seam and secure the end of the seam at the vent opening with a backstitch or two.
Starting exactly where the previous seam ended, sew 2 stitches, then backstitch, taking care not to stitch into the seam allowance.
She said: "In these workshops we will learn the basic stitches, everything from stem stitch to backstitch.
The brown, blue, pink, and plum squares are flecked and dappled with splotches of contrasting colors, and assembled into a quilt with a combination of backstitch, running stitch, and satin stitch.
Use 2 strands of pink floss, a backstitch, and a french knot to stitch Bee Mine.
Our home science teacher Mrs Bundi had asked the class to sew a sleeveless top using the backstitch and we hadn't.
* Stem stitch or backstitch the wire line by hand using two or three strands of metallic embroidery thread per the instructions on page 77.
The second method for finishing the seam is to backstitch three holes with one needle and four holes with the other.