Definitions of hemstitch
  1. noun
    a stitch in which parallel threads are drawn and exposed threads are caught together in groups
    synonyms: hemstitching
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    type of:
    embroidery stitch, sewing stitch
    a stitch made with thread and a threaded sewing needle through fabric or leather
  2. noun
    embroidery similar to drawnwork
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    type of:
    embroidery, fancywork
    decorative needlework
  3. verb
    sew with hemstitches
    hemstitch a sleeve”
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    type of:
    run up, sew, sew together, stitch
    fasten by sewing; do needlework
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