topstitch

[ top-stich ]
/ ˈtɒpˌstɪtʃ /

verb (used with object)

to sew a line of stitches on the face side of (a garment or the like) alongside a seam.

noun

a line of such stitches.

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Origin of topstitch

First recorded in 1945–50; top1 + stitch
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