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
    see moresee less
    types:
    show 27 types...
    hide 27 types...
    backstitch
    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
    cross-stitch
    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
    hemming-stitch
    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
    picot
    an edging of small loops, as on lace or ribbon
    quilting
    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
    lockstitch
    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:
    stitch
    a link or loop or knot made by an implement in knitting, crocheting, embroidery, or sewing
Word Family