Sides, generally a selvage of two or three cords, but occasionally an overcasting.
The overcasting stitch is used on edges to prevent raveling.
The bottom edge of the waist may be finished by overcasting.
It was as if a shadow were overcasting the bright joy of her home-coming.
When such is the case, removing the stitches and overcasting with more care will remove the defect.
Nearly all books should be sewed with some modern method of overcasting.
With all the power of light from the clouds, there was an overcasting of the gloom of evening, a twilight upon the hills.
Sew on with overcasting stitch, taking two stitches in same hole.
In overcasting or whipstitching do not take up more than one-eighth of an inch for the deepest stitches.
In overcasting, as in old-fashioned whipstitching, the sewer selects a certain number of sheets for sewing.