- finely twisted silk thread used for sewing, embroidery, etc.
Origin of sewing silk
Examples from the Web for sewing silk
Historical Examples of sewing silk
Better than ninepence, and finding your own cotton and sewing-silk.Littlebourne Lock
F. Bayford Harrison
The sewing-silk must be of the best quality, not too fine or slack-twisted.Miss Leslie's Lady's New Receipt-Book
It was beautifully made and stitched, and still contained some skeins of sewing-silk and a few rusty needles.
For a moment, as if his thoughts were far elsewhere, he played with a morsel of sewing-silk which he had picked up from the floor.Earl Hubert's Daughter
Emily Sarah Holt
The best medium of exchange seemed to be the little skeins of sewing-silk which I had been careful to bring.In Search of a Siberian Klondike
Homer B. Hulbert