hemstitcher

hemstitch

[hem-stich]
verb (used with object)
1.
to hem along a line from which threads have been drawn out, stitching the cross threads into a series of little groups.
2.
to simulate hand hemstitching by piercing the material with a large machine needle and then stitching around the perforations.
noun
3.
the stitch used or the needlework done in hemstitching.

Origin:
1830–40; hem1 + stitch1

hemstitcher, noun
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hemstitch (ˈhɛmˌstɪtʃ)
 
n
1.  a decorative edging stitch, usually for a hem, in which the cross threads are stitched in groups
 
vb
2.  to decorate (a hem, etc) with hemstitches
 
'hemstitcher
 
n

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