running stitch


noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for running stitch

running stitch

noun

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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