verb (used with object)
Related formshem·stitch·er, noun
Examples from the Web for hemstitch
You have learned the hemming stitch; now you will try the hemstitch.
Hemstitch in the usual way, then turn the work and take up each group on the other side of the drawn threads (Figure 176).The Library of Work and Play: Needlecraft|Effie Archer Archer
Do you know that some girls are often confused and call the hemstitch, the hemming stitch?
Double hemstitching means to hemstitch the other side opposite the hem, by taking up the same bundles.
Both are used at the top of the hem to hold it in place, but often the hemstitch is used in other places, too.