Definition of topstitch in English:

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topstitch

Pronunciation: /ˈtäpˌstiCH/

verb

[no object]
Make a row of continuous stitches on the top or right side of a garment or other article as a decorative feature.
Example sentences
  • Using a long stitch, topstitch 1/8 ‘from each side of the side seam, stitching across the seam at the slit upper edge.’
  • Press the seam allowances open and topstitch with a long straight stitch on both sides of the seam, being careful not to stretch the fabric while stitching.
  • For a denim bag, press the seam allowances to one side and topstitch near the seam, catching the seam allowances underneath.

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Syllabification: top·stitch

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