a sewing stitch made by passing the needle in and out repeatedly with short, even stitches.
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Origin of running stitch
First recorded in 1840–50
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Examples from the Web for running stitch
The bias strip should be basted on and sewn with a running-stitch.
The edge of the strap should be pinned, basted, and sewed to the right side of the bib with a running-stitch.
They should then put in the running-stitch and finish with the binding.
a simple form of hand stitching, consisting of small stitches that look the same on both sides of the fabric, usually used for gatheringSometimes called: gathering stitch
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