- to sew by backstitch.
Origin of backstitch
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Backstitch across the bottom with a slanting line of stitches.Clothing and Health
Here each little diamond is worked in simple outline stitch, and each square outlined with backstitch.Needlework Economies
His machine was a short-thread model that made both the running stitch and the backstitch.
This is one of the few machines producing a backstitch or half backstitch to realize any commercial success.
Lap ends one-fourth inch and backstitch closely at each edge of flap.Make Your Own Hats</p>
Gene Allen Martin
- a strong sewing stitch made by starting the next stitch at the middle or beginning of the preceding one
- to sew using this stitch
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