running stitch


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running stitch

n.
One of a series of small, even stitches.

running stitch

n
(Knitting & Sewing) a simple form of hand stitching, consisting of small stitches that look the same on both sides of the fabric, usually used for gathering. Sometimes called: gathering stitch

run′ning stitch`


n.
a sewing stitch made by passing the needle in and out repeatedly with short, even stitches.
[1840–50]
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Noun1.running stitch - small, even, hand stitches run in and outrunning stitch - small, even, hand stitches run in and out
embroidery stitch, sewing stitch - a stitch made with thread and a threaded sewing needle through fabric or leather
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Use a backstitch or running stitch to create the stem.
That longitudinal front seam consists of infinitely fine sinew sewing in running stitch at sixteen to the inches for 3 3/4 inches from the toe area, then 1 1/2 inches of whip stitching from there to the ankle opening (Figure 3).
Children in the first and second grades had the opportunity to stitch the fabric coils together using a basic running stitch, heavy-duty thread and large needles.
Wrap the wide stay tape around the interlining perimeter; hand-baste through all layers using a running stitch (8).
C -- Seams are sewn together right side out with running stitch. The length of each stitch on the outside of the bag carries seed beads on both sides of the seam.
Pin lace or pom-pom trim to the curved edge wrong side (2); hand stitch using a running stitch. Repeat to stitch the remaining circles, alternating between lace and pom-pom trim.
The fringed strap is then sewn into the cover with a simple running stitch, which is clearly visible in the original.
Sashiko designs are a very old form of Japanese hand sewing created with a simple running stitch design in interlocking patterns through one or more layer of fabric.
Hand quilting is done in a short running stitch with a single strand of thread that goes through all three layers.
It's slightly less stable than a proper running stitch darn, but for garments that don't take a lot of hard wear, or garments that you find a hole in half an hour before you need to wear them, it's perfectly practical.
Use 1 strand of black floss and a running stitch to stitch bee's flight path, wings, and antennae.
5 Use contrasting thread to tack a running stitch line around the edge of the template.

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