Hemstitch meaning

hĕmstĭch
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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.
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Needlework in which this stitch is used.
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To ornament or embroider with hemstitches.
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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.
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Decorative needlework done with this stitch.
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To put a hemstitch or hemstitches (on)
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An embroidery stitch in which parallel threads are drawn together in groups.
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To sew or embroider using this stitch.
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Origin of hemstitch