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saddle stitch

n.
1. A simple overcasting stitch, usually of a thread contrasting in color with the fabric, used primarily as ornament on clothing.
2. A stitch used in sewing together the leaves of a book at the fold lines, either with thread or wire.

sad′dle stitch`


n.
a. an overcasting stitch, esp. one made with a strip of leather or cord.
b. a spaced running stitch in contrasting thread.
[1930–35]
sad′dle-stitch`, v.t.
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Noun1.saddle stitch - a decorative overcast or running stitch, especially in a contrasting color
embroidery stitch, sewing stitch - a stitch made with thread and a threaded sewing needle through fabric or leather
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All the stitches in this project are saddle stitches. To create this type of stitch, bring the pieces of leather together so the finished sides of the leather are on the outside, and clip them in place.