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stab stitch

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Definition of stab stitch in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A needlework stitch in which the stitches on the visible surface of the cloth are smaller than those underneath.
Example sentences
  • Many of our well known famous quilters began with the stab stitch and progressed from there.
  • It is a very simple stitch, made exactly as the stab stitch is made.
  • To work the stab stitch, pass the needle from the wrong side of the work through to the right side of the work, draw thread over one stitch and push needle back to the wrong side of the work.

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