slip stitch

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slip stitch

n
(Knitting & Sewing) a sewing stitch for securing hems, etc, in which only two or three threads of the material are caught up by the needle each time, so that the stitches are nearly invisible from the right side
[C19: from slip1]

slip′ stitch`


n.
a loose stitch taken between two layers of fabric, as on a facing or hem, so as to be invisible on the right or outer side.
[1880–85]
slip′-stitch`, v.t., v.i.
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Noun1.slip stitch - a loose stitch catching only a thread or two of fabric; designed to be invisible from the right side
embroidery stitch, sewing stitch - a stitch made with thread and a threaded sewing needle through fabric or leather