Hemstitching
Hemstitch Hem"stitch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hemstitched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hemstitching}.] [Hem + stitch.] To ornament at the head of a broad hem by drawing out a few parallel threads, and fastening the cross threads in successive small clusters; as, to hemstitch a handkerchief. [1913 Webster]

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