blanket stitch

noun

Definition of blanket stitch

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

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Other Words from blanket stitch

blanket-stitch \ ˈblaŋ-​kət-​ˌstich How to pronounce blanket-stitch (audio) \ transitive verb

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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, "Witch-Craft Meets Delightful Devil," 9 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of blanket stitch

1873, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of blanket stitch was in 1873

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