the act of sewing along the edges of material with long, spaced stitches to prevent raveling.
the stitch used to overcast.
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How to use overcasting in a sentence
overcasting is a slanting stitch used to keep raw edges from ravelling.
To gather, whip the rolled hem without hemming, making overcasting stitches towards you, even and not too fine.
overcasting should be done with very fine thread (No. 150 for white goods), split silk for wool and silk.
Turn the velvet over the edge one-fourth inch and sew down with an overcasting stitch.Make Your Own Hats | Gene Allen Martin
Sew to the wire closely with an overcasting stitch or with a running stitch just inside of the wire.Make Your Own Hats | Gene Allen Martin