running stitch


Definition of running stitch

: a small even stitch run in and out in cloth

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Cut two pieces of the felt using the paper guide, then sew the felt pieces together with a running stitch, leaving the bottom of the fin open. Jessy Ellenberger, Woman's Day, "Jaws with Claws Costume," 9 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of running stitch

1802, in the meaning defined above

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