slip stitch


Definition of slip stitch

1 : a concealed stitch for sewing folded edges (such as hems) made by alternately running the needle inside the fold and picking up a thread or two from the body of the article
2 : an unworked stitch especially : a knitting stitch that is shifted from one needle to another without knitting it

Examples of slip stitch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And to bring it all together, a slip stitch—done by hand, of course. 4. Jonathan Evans, Esquire, "Reviving the Lost Art of Seven Fold Tie Making," 19 June 2015

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First Known Use of slip stitch

circa 1882, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Slip stitch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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