There she was—tomboyish and slight—beside her mother, who was stitching.
The doctors in the field clinics always got her to do the stitching because she was so good at it.
There was a scar that stretched across the top of her head that looked quite like the stitching on the top of a football.
Castle built geese with wings puffing out from their bodies by layering pieces of cardboard then stitching them together.
Making and turning square corners, stitching heavy edge for tension practice.
“Oh,” she said, with all the tonelessness of disinterest, and went on with her stitching.
Paolo sat cross-legged on his bench, stitching away for dear life.
We went on; she whistling and stitching, I making semblance to sew.
When the stitching is completed the inside flap should be folded down.
Then the evening, with its enchanting task of stitching on yards of rosy silk.
Old English stice "a prick, puncture," from Proto-Germanic *stikiz, from the root of stick (v.). The sense of "sudden, stabbing pain in the side" was in late Old English. Senses in sewing and shoemaking first recorded late 13c.; meaning "bit of clothing one is (or isn't) wearing" is from c.1500. Meaning "a stroke of work" (of any kind) is attested from 1580s. Surgical sense first recorded 1520s. Sense of "amusing person or thing" is 1968, from notion of laughing so much one gets stitches of pain (cf. verbal expression to have (someone) in stitches, 1935).
early 13c., "to stab, pierce," also "to fasten or adorn with stitches;" see stitch (n.). Related: Stitched; stitching.
A sudden sharp pain, especially in the side.
A single suture.