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.
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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