sewing

Sewing is the craft of stitching things using a needle and thread. If you enjoy sewing, your elaborate, hand-stitched Halloween costumes might be the envy of all your friends.

Before the invention of the sewing machine in the 1800s, sewing was done by hand. This kind of sewing involves threading a needle and taking repeated stitches through fabric, to attach several pieces to each other. The sewing that goes into a modern, mass-produced piece of clothing requires speedy, electric-powered sewing machines doing all the stitching. You can also use this word for a stitching project: "Have you seen my sewing? I thought I left it on the coffee table."

Definitions of sewing
  1. noun
    joining or attaching by stitches
    synonyms: stitching
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    types:
    blind stitching
    stitching that is not easily seen or noticed
    suturing
    surgical joining of two surfaces
    type of:
    handicraft
    a craft that requires skillful hands
  2. noun
    needlework on which you are working with needle and thread
    “she put her sewing back in the basket”
    synonyms: stitchery
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    applique
    a decorative design made of one material sewn over another
    binding
    strip sewn over or along an edge for reinforcement or decoration
    gather, gathering
    sewing consisting of small folds or puckers made by pulling tight a thread in a line of stitching
    darn, mend, patch
    sewing that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment)
    patchwork
    sewing consisting of pieces of different materials sewn together in a pattern
    stitch
    a link or loop or knot made by an implement in knitting, crocheting, embroidery, or sewing
    crochet stitch
    any one of a number of stitches made by pulling a loop of yarn through another loop with a crochet needle
    knitting stitch
    a stitch taken in knitting
    embroidery stitch, sewing stitch
    a stitch made with thread and a threaded sewing needle through fabric or leather
    type of:
    needlecraft, needlework
    a creation created or assembled by needle and thread
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