top·​stitch | \ ˈtäp-ˌstich How to pronounce topstitch (audio) \
topstitched; topstitching; topstitches

Definition of topstitch

transitive verb

: to make a line of stitching on the outside of (a garment) close to a seam

Examples of topstitch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Topstitch the right-hand edge of the ribbon around the case, then topstitch left side. Sonja Carmon, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 Apr. 2021 To finish the sponge, topstitch around the perimeter with a 1/2-inch seam allowance—when you're done, the sponge is ready to use! Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 Jan. 2021 There are a few key details to look out for when buying into this trend: Seek out clean lines and considered details (like pleats, topstitching, and sleek hardware), so that the fit is tailored and relaxed. Laura Lajiness, Glamour, 22 Feb. 2018 The Sport Package includes AMG body styling, sport exhaust, topstitched M-B Tex upper dash and door trim, and sport brake system with perforated front brake discs. Emma Jayne Williams Special To The Star-telegram, star-telegram, 23 June 2017 Some sew covers for a major memory foam mattress brand, assembling zippers, adding labels, topstitching fabric panels. The Washington Post, The Denver Post, 25 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of topstitch

1934, in the meaning defined above

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“Topstitch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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