slip-stitch

slip stitch

noun Sewing.
a loose stitch taken between two layers of fabric, as on a facing or hem, so as to be invisible on the right side or outside surface, used in stoating.

Origin:
1880–85

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slip-stitch

[slip-stich]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object) Sewing.
to sew with slip stitches.

Origin:
1895–1900

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slip stitch
 
n
1.  a sewing stitch for securing hems, etc, in which only two or three threads of the material are caught up by the needle each time, so that the stitches are nearly invisible from the right side
 
vb
2.  (tr) to join (two edges) using slip stitches
 
[C19: from slip1]

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