Definition of overstitch in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈəʊvəstɪtʃ/


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.


[with object]
Sew with an overstitch: (as adjective overstitched) the baggy, overstitched look
More example sentences
  • Large cotton throw block printed and fully overstitched by hand.
  • This set of two mats is decorated with a traditional overstitched Mongolian design.

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