backstitching

backstitch

[bak-stich]
noun
1.
stitching or a stitch in which the thread is doubled back on the preceding stitch.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
2.
to sew by backstitch.

Origin:
1605–15; back2 + stitch1

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backstitch (ˈbækˌstɪtʃ)
 
n
1.  a strong sewing stitch made by starting the next stitch at the middle or beginning of the preceding one
 
vb
2.  to sew using this stitch

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