Definition of overstitch in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈōvərˌstiCH/


A stitch made over an edge or over another stitch.
Example sentences
  • Finish the edges of the mat, using an overstitch.
  • In standard duvets and pillows the fabric may be stitched together on the outside using an overstitch.


Pronunciation: /ˌōvərˈstiCH/
[with object]
Sew with an overstitch.
Example sentences
  • It can be used for hems and also to overstitch other seams.
  • Overstitching the fly facing to the trouser topside, so as to secure the lining jointly therewith.

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Syllabification: o·ver·stitch

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