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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.
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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
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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]
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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
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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
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Translations

backstitch

[ˈbækstɪtʃ]
A. Npespunte m
B. VTpespuntar
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White thought backstitching ought to be taught you before hemming
Another travel sewing tip is to temporarily swap projects requiring machine stitching for hand stitches like backstitching. Backstitching provides strength and "give-in high stress areas like garment sleeves and armholes.
Sew the seam between the 1/4" marks, backstitching to secure the seam at the beginning and end.
Starting and stopping 1/4" from quilt corners and backstitching to secure, sew strips to quilt top.
Backstitching at the beginning and end, sew 3/8" seams along the sides and bottoms, leaving 3" at the bottom edge of the lining open.
There are blazers and trousers with quintessential sleek silhouettes, as well as elaborate garments with details on the neck, backstitching and buttons in a range of blues, grays and neutral colors.
Stitch two large-pumpkin long edges, backstitching at the seam beginning and end.
Using a 1/4" seam allowance and backstitching at both ends, sew patch A through all the layers of the folded lid lifter as shown, stopping 1/2" from the bottom edge.
There are blazers and trousers with sleek silhouettes, as well as garments with details on the neck, backstitching and buttons in a range of blues, grays and neutral colors.
Align the side seams with right sides together; stitch from the underarm to the slit upper edge, backstitching at each end.
Use a tiny whip stitch and matching thread to sew from corner to corner, backstitching a short distance before knotting the thread at the end of a seam.
Begin at the dot and end at the extension edge, backstitching at each end or pulling the threads through to the underside and knotting them.