Nearby words

  1. hands-on,
  2. handsaw,
  3. handsel,
  4. handset,
  5. handsew,
  6. handsfree,
  7. handshake,
  8. handshaker,
  9. handshaking,
  10. handshape

Origin of handsewn

First recorded in 1885–90; hand + sewn



verb (used with object), hand·sewed, hand·sewn or hand·sewed, hand·sew·ing.

to sew by hand.

Origin of handsew

First recorded in 1915–20; hand + sew1

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Examples from the Web for hand-sewn

  • A delightful frock for Southern wear is hand-sewn voile in a soft old rose shade.

    Book of Etiquette, Volume 2|Lillian Eichler Watson
  • Hand-sewn and made of well-tanned hide, such a shoe could be mended again and again before it was outworn.

  • She bent and adjusted his hand-sewn period topcoat, then carefully wound and set the turnip-watch in his vest-pocket.

  • Well give a good exhibition of union-made, hand-sewn baseball on Wednesday thatll tickle the college to death.

    Weatherby's Inning|Ralph Henry Barbour