blanket stitch


: a buttonhole stitch with spaces of variable width used on materials too thick to hem
blanket-stitch transitive verb

Illustration of blanket stitch

Illustration of blanket stitch

Examples of blanket stitch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another bonus is quick access to 10 of the most popular sewing patterns, including the appliqué stitch and blanket stitch. Camryn Rabideau, Popular Mechanics, 1 Aug. 2022 Designed by Hermès Studio, the jacquard woven wool and cashmere throws are finished with a blanket stitch end are sure to make a statement in your home. Amina Khan, USA TODAY, 10 May 2022 Using heavy-duty black carpet thread, sew blanket stitches around the edges of facial feature to attach them to the front. Michele Filon, Woman's Day, 9 Sep. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blanket stitch was in 1873

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“Blanket stitch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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