verb (used with object), o·ver·sewed, o·ver·sewn or o·ver·sewed, o·ver·sew·ing.
Examples from the Web for over-sewing
The bedspread is worked in small diamonds, which are joined together by over-sewing.
The lid is next attached to the back of the top edge with over-sewing, which must be neat and yet strong.
Overcasting, over-sewing the back edges of single leaves or weak sections.Bookbinding, and the Care of Books|Douglas Cockerell