hemstitch


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hemstitch

hem·stitch

 (hĕm′stĭch′)
n.
1. A decorative stitch usually bordering a hem, as on a handkerchief, made by drawing out several parallel threads and catching together the cross threads in uniform groups.
2. Needlework in which this stitch is used.
tr.v. hem·stitched, hem·stitch·ing, hem·stitch·es
To ornament or embroider with hemstitches.

hem′stitch′er n.

hemstitch

(ˈhɛmˌstɪtʃ)
n
(Knitting & Sewing) a decorative edging stitch, usually for a hem, in which the cross threads are stitched in groups
vb
(Knitting & Sewing) to decorate (a hem, etc) with hemstitches
ˈhemˌstitcher n

hem•stitch

(ˈhɛmˌstɪtʃ)

v. n.
the stitch used or the needlework done in hemstitching.
[1830–40]
hem′stitch`er, n.

hemstitch


Past participle: hemstitched
Gerund: hemstitching

Imperative
hemstitch
hemstitch
Present
I hemstitch
you hemstitch
he/she/it hemstitches
we hemstitch
you hemstitch
they hemstitch
Preterite
I hemstitched
you hemstitched
he/she/it hemstitched
we hemstitched
you hemstitched
they hemstitched
Present Continuous
I am hemstitching
you are hemstitching
he/she/it is hemstitching
we are hemstitching
you are hemstitching
they are hemstitching
Present Perfect
I have hemstitched
you have hemstitched
he/she/it has hemstitched
we have hemstitched
you have hemstitched
they have hemstitched
Past Continuous
I was hemstitching
you were hemstitching
he/she/it was hemstitching
we were hemstitching
you were hemstitching
they were hemstitching
Past Perfect
I had hemstitched
you had hemstitched
he/she/it had hemstitched
we had hemstitched
you had hemstitched
they had hemstitched
Future
I will hemstitch
you will hemstitch
he/she/it will hemstitch
we will hemstitch
you will hemstitch
they will hemstitch
Future Perfect
I will have hemstitched
you will have hemstitched
he/she/it will have hemstitched
we will have hemstitched
you will have hemstitched
they will have hemstitched
Future Continuous
I will be hemstitching
you will be hemstitching
he/she/it will be hemstitching
we will be hemstitching
you will be hemstitching
they will be hemstitching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hemstitching
you have been hemstitching
he/she/it has been hemstitching
we have been hemstitching
you have been hemstitching
they have been hemstitching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hemstitching
you will have been hemstitching
he/she/it will have been hemstitching
we will have been hemstitching
you will have been hemstitching
they will have been hemstitching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hemstitching
you had been hemstitching
he/she/it had been hemstitching
we had been hemstitching
you had been hemstitching
they had been hemstitching
Conditional
I would hemstitch
you would hemstitch
he/she/it would hemstitch
we would hemstitch
you would hemstitch
they would hemstitch
Past Conditional
I would have hemstitched
you would have hemstitched
he/she/it would have hemstitched
we would have hemstitched
you would have hemstitched
they would have hemstitched
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hemstitch - a stitch in which parallel threads are drawn and exposed threads are caught together in groupshemstitch - a stitch in which parallel threads are drawn and exposed threads are caught together in groups
embroidery stitch, sewing stitch - a stitch made with thread and a threaded sewing needle through fabric or leather
2.hemstitch - embroidery similar to drawnwork
fancywork, embroidery - decorative needlework
Verb1.hemstitch - sew with hemstitches; "hemstitch a sleeve"
sew, sew together, stitch, run up - fasten by sewing; do needlework
Translations

hemstitch

[ˈhemstɪtʃ] Nvainica f

hemstitch

vtin Hohlsaum nähen
nHohlsaum m
References in classic literature ?
We hemstitched all the tablecloths and pillow-cases, and some of the sheets.
Nervous and frightened, at the same time fascinated, Saxon hemstitched a linen handkerchief intended for Billy and listened to Mercedes' wild flow of speech.
Rachel Lynde, as she hemstitched table napkins industriously.
There were credible rumors, also, of a hemstitched pocket-handkerchief; and report even went so far as to state that Miss Ophelia had one pocket-handkerchief with lace all around it,--it was even added that it was worked in the corners; but this latter point was never satisfactorily ascertained, and remains, in fact, unsettled to this day.
Needle System Code Needle Type DE Double Eye DRI Triple (Drilling) E, ET Embroidery E ZW1 Embroidery Twin H Household, General Sewing J Jeans J ZWI Jeans Twin L, LL Leather M Microtex (Microfiber or Sharp) MET Metallic MET ZWI Metallic Twin N Topstitching Q Quilting, Piecing S Stretch S ZWI Stretch Twin SUK Jersey Ballpoint WING Wing, Hemstitch ZWI Twin ZWI BR Extra Wide Twin ZWI HO Double Wing NEEDLE TIPS
Wing needles, also known as hemstitch needles, are available in various sizes in most sewing stores.
Packed with step-by-step 'user friendly' instructions, "Little Loom Weaving" covers such techniques as: Tabby Weave; Looping; Hemstitch; Open Slit; Rya Knot; and Soumak.
The first collection betrays a precocious formal experimentation with the traditional qasida, several poems adopting a single hemstitch form and varying rhymes, verging on free verse.
Finally, the anterior wall incision was closed using continuous hemstitch sutures.
Five collections are available: black-trimmed herringbone, beige pinstripe, new blue-bordered flat weave, more formal cotton hemstitch and new gray vintage flax.
In 1893, be created a machine to help--the world's first hemstitch sewing machine.