topstitch
transitive verb Date: 1934 to make a line of stitching on the outside of (a garment) close to a seam

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  • topstitch — /ˈtɒpstɪtʃ/ (say topstitch) verb (i) 1. to sew a line of stitches on the top or outer side of a garment, cloth, etc., as a decorative feature. –noun Also, top stitch. 2. such a stitch. –topstitching, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • Topstitch — Topstitching is a sewing technique. It is used most often on garment edges such as necklines and hems, where it helps facings to stay in place and gives a crisp edge. Decorative topstitching is designed to show, and may be done in a fancy thread… …   Wikipedia

  • topstitch — /top stich /, v.t. 1. to sew a line of stitches on the face side of (a garment or the like) alongside a seam. n. 2. a line of such stitches. [1945 50; TOP1 + STITCH] * * * …   Universalium

  • topstitch — 1. noun a) A sewing technique, most often used on garment edges such as necklines and hems, where it helps facings to stay in place and gives a crisp edge. b) An individual stitch of this kind. 2. verb To stitch in this fashion …   Wiktionary

  • topstitch — verb make a row of continuous decorative stitches on the right side of a garment or other article …   English new terms dictionary

  • topstitch — top•stitch [[t]ˈtɒpˌstɪtʃ[/t]] v. t. 1) clo to sew a line of stitches on the face side of (a garment or the like) alongside a seam 2) clo a line of such stitches • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • topstitch — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ transitive verb : to make a line of stitching on the outside of (a garment) close to a seam …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cross-stitch — This article is about the embroidery style called cross stitch or counted cross stitch. For specific crossed stitches used in needlework, see cross stitches. Cross stitch sampler, Germany, 1735. Cross stitch is a popular form of counted thread… …   Wikipedia

  • Yarn — This article is about the fibre product. For the type of joke, see Shaggy dog story. Yarn …   Wikipedia

  • Sewing machine — Elias Howe s lockstitch machine, invented 1845 A sewing machine is a textile machine used to stitch fabric, cards and other material together with thread. Sewing machines were invented during the first Industrial Revolution to decrease the amount …   Wikipedia

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