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feather stitch

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Definition of feather stitch in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Ornamental zigzag sewing.
Example sentences
  • She would add feather stitch embroidery to the neckline of the plain housedresses she bought.
  • The most effective stitches are tri-motion straight, zigzag and decorative stitches such as cross and feather stitches.
  • Feather Stitch is a little more advanced than some of the stitches we've been doing but I think you guys can handle it.

verb

(feather-stitch) [with object] (usually as noun feather-stitching) Back to top  
Sew (something) using feather stitch.
Example sentences
  • Feather stitching, in this example, is used in an eighth-inch space between eighth-inch tucks.
  • You can vary the tension and the width of the stitches to create different effects, just as in Feather Stitching on plain fabric.

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