hemstitch

verb
hem·​stitch | \ˈhem-ˌstich \
hemstitched; hemstitching; hemstitches

Definition of hemstitch 

(Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to decorate (something, such as a border) with hemstitch

hemstitch

noun

Definition of hemstitch (Entry 2 of 2)

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

2 : a stitch used in hemstitching

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Noun

In the meaning defined above

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Verb

hemstitcher noun

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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Cocktail plates, hemstitched linens and teaspoons line up like soldiers encouraging guests to treat themselves. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Exclusive: Wes Gordon Debuts His First Bridal Collection for Carolina Herrera," 17 Apr. 2018 Brasserie cups, saucers, and plate in white with blue trim, and hemstitched dinner napkins in yellow—all from Williams-Sonoma. Elle Decor Staff, ELLE Decor, "Resource Guide April 2004," 5 July 2012

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

For this place setting, Kate Goddard of Wild Sky Events paired a textured white charger with a silver crosshatch pattern, a white hemstitch napkin, and a handmade paper menu with dusty gray-blue calligraphy. Dobrina Zhekova, Sunset, "12 Tips for Throwing a Gorgeous White Winter Wedding," 22 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of hemstitch

Verb

1839, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1853, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Dictionary Entries near hemstitch

hemp tree

hempweed

hempy

hemstitch

hen

henad

Henan

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