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hemstitch

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verb hem·stitch \ˈhem-ˌstich\

Definition of hemstitch

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to decorate (as a border) with hemstitch

hemstitcher

noun


1839

First Known Use of hemstitch

1839


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hemstitch

noun hem·stitch

Definition of hemstitch

  1. 1 :  decorative needlework similar to drawnwork that is used especially on or next to the stitching line of hems

  2. 2 :  a stitch used in hemstitching




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