slip stitch

slip stitch
noun
a loose stitch catching only a thread or two of fabric; designed to be invisible from the right side
Hypernyms: ↑sewing stitch, ↑embroidery stitch

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noun
Etymology: slip (I)
1. : a concealed stitch for sewing folded edges (as hems, facings, or appliqués) made by alternately running the needle inside the fold and picking up a thread or two from the body of the article
2. : an unworked stitch; especially : a knitting stitch that is shifted from one needle to another without knitting in it

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Sewing.
a loose stitch taken between two layers of fabric, as on a facing or hem, so as to be invisible on the right side or outside surface, used in stoating.
[1880-85]

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slip stitch noun
A concealed sewing stitch used on hems, facings, etc in which only a few threads of the material forming the main body of the garment are caught up by the needle for each stitch
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Main Entry:slip

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slip stitch,
a stitch hidden between the fold of a cloth, such as on the bottom of a skirt, where stitches should not be seen.
slip-stitch «SLIHP STIHCH», transitive verb.
to make a slip stitch or stitches in (a hem, facing, or the like).

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1.
n.
1) (in sewing) a loose stitch joining layers of fabric and not visible externally
2) [often as adj.] Knitting a type of stitch in which the stitches are moved from one needle to the other without being knitted

a slip-stitch pattern

2.
v. (slip-stitch) [trans.] sew or knit with such stitches

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • slip stitch — n. loose stitch catching only a thread or two of fabric, designed to be invisible from the right side. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slip stitch — slip′ stitch n. clo a loose stitch taken between two layers of fabric, as on a facing or hem, so as to be invisible on the right or outer side • Etymology: 1880–85 slip′ stitch , v.t. v.i …   From formal English to slang

  • slip stitch — n. a continuous stitch, especially for a hem, in which the needle is put through the folded part of the hem, picking up a few threads of the fabric on the inside, so as to be invisible on the outside …   English World dictionary

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