running stitch


Definition of running stitch

: a small even stitch run in and out in cloth

Examples of running stitch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cut away the excess fabric following around the hoop about one inch from the running stitch. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 28 Apr. 2021 Stitch a long running stitch around the outer portion of the hoop about one inch away, leaving long tails of thread at the beginning and end. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 28 Apr. 2021 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, 9 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of running stitch

1802, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of running stitch was in 1802

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“Running stitch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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