embroidery stitch

Definitions of embroidery stitch
  1. noun
    a stitch made with thread and a threaded sewing needle through fabric or leather
    synonyms: sewing stitch
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    an overlapping stitch made by starting the next stitch at the middle of the preceding one
    bargello, flame stitch
    needlepoint embroidery stitch that produces zigzag lines
    baste, basting, basting stitch, tacking
    a loose temporary sewing stitch to hold layers of fabric together
    blanket stitch
    a strong reinforcing stitch for edges of blanket and other thick material; similar to buttonhole stitch
    buttonhole stitch
    a reinforcing looped stitch for edges, as around a buttonhole
    chain stitch
    a looped stitch resembling the links of a chain; used in embroidery and in sewing
    two stitches forming a cross or X
    faggot stitch, fagot stitch
    the stitch that ties a group of parallel threads together in fagoting
    French knot
    a stitch made by looping the thread several times around the needle before inserting it into the fabric
    gros point
    a needlepoint stitch covering two horizontal and two vertical threads
    a stitch used in sewing hems on skirts and dresses
    hemstitch, hemstitching
    a stitch in which parallel threads are drawn and exposed threads are caught together in groups
    machine stitch, sewing-machine stitch
    a sewing stitch made by a sewing machine, sometimes using more than one thread
    overhand stitch
    a stitch passing over an edge vertically
    petit point, tent stitch
    a small diagonal needlepoint stitch
    an edging of small loops, as on lace or ribbon
    stitching through layers of fabric and a filling so as to create a design
    running stitch
    small, even, hand stitches run in and out
    saddle stitch
    a decorative overcast or running stitch, especially in a contrasting color
    satin stitch
    flat stitches worked so closely as to resemble satin
    slip stitch
    a loose stitch catching only a thread or two of fabric; designed to be invisible from the right side
    tailor's tack
    a loose, looped, sewing stitch used to transfer marking for darts, etc., from a pattern to material
    whipping, whipstitch, whipstitching
    a sewing stitch passing over an edge diagonally
    half cross stitch
    a single cross stitch at a diagonal
    lazy daisy stitch
    long chain stitches arranged in flower patterns
    machine stitch in which the top thread interlocks with the bobbin thread
    overcast, overcasting
    a long whipstitch or overhand stitch overlying an edge to prevent raveling
    type of:
    a link or loop or knot made by an implement in knitting, crocheting, embroidery, or sewing
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