A piece of linen with a hemstitch border.
hemstitch definition by Webster's New World
- an ornamental stitch, used esp. at a hem, made by pulling out several parallel threads and tying the cross threads together into small, even bunches
- decorative needlework done with this stitch
to put a hemstitch or hemstitches on
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- hemstitcher noun
hemstitch definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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.
- Needlework in which this stitch is used.
To ornament or embroider with hemstitches.
- hemˈstitchˌer noun