Definition of 'sew'


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1. obsolete Juice; gravy; a seasoned dish; a delicacy.

2. A drain; a sewer.

3. Juice; broth; gravy; hence, a pottage; a made dish.

4. obsolete, transitive To drain, as a pond, for taking the fish.

5. intransitive To use a needle to pass thread repeatedly through pieces of fabric in order to join them together.

6. transitive To use a needle to pass thread repeatedly through (pieces of fabric) in order to join them together.

7. fasten by sewing; do needlework

8. Tooozeout.

9. To work with a needle and thread or with a sewing machine.

10. To make, repair, or fasten by stitching, as with a needle and thread or a sewing machine.

11. To furnish with stitches for the purpose of closing, fastening, or attaching.

12. To practice sewing; to work with needle and thread.

13. obsolete To follow; to pursue; to sue.

14. To unite or fasten together by stitches, as with a needle and thread.

15. obsolete To drain, as a pond, for taking the fish.

16. To close or stop by ssewing; -- often with up.

17. To inclose by sewing; -- sometimes with up.


1. Doctors could not sew the lug back on.

2. His eyes are made of buttons sewn on with untidy red stitches.

3. It is much easier to sew a needle with two eyes on the job rather than one!

4. The doctors may be able to sew them back on.

5. The toe seams are sewn by hand and this guarantees a great fit.

6. My mum made our own clothes and sewed winter coats.

7. It had to be sewn back together!

8. It does not take much effort to sew a button back on.

9. Then a needle no bigger than a sewing needle was put into my muscles and the signal the nerve made was recorded.

10. Connect the shapes with 50cm lengths of sewing thread.

11. One in three don't know how to sew a button on a shirt.

12. Don't be lazy about sorting out minor repairs or getting new buttons sewn on.

13. My dad was a factory worker sewing clothes, but he worked his way up.

14. I sewed by hand and by machine.

15. There is a sewing needle on my table and a few moments ago, a camel walked through the end of it.

16. He came from a grande bourgeoisie family that became prosperous through the sewing thread business and he grew up in the family's various châteaux.

17. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years.

18. The hole is sewn with thread, and the bladder hung six feet above the ground all summer in a place as exposed as possible to sunlight.

19. W want to sew by hand, iron the edges of the patches under, then stitch them down using a straight stitch.

20. I have found lots of great tips and tricks with this book and there are quite a few unique skirts that you can learn to sew from the book.

21. I think one of the mistakes women make when they want to learn to sew, is to pay for an expensive course that makes it a complicated and unhappy experience.

22. You can find a basic sewing machine pretty inexpensively, especially if you search out ebay and craigslist; learning to sew is just practice, practice, practice.

23. I found teaching my own girls to sew is hard sometimes!

24. For example, choosing to sew is a calculation of how we spend time, energy, and money.

25. Just because I’m a girl I know how to sew, is that it?

26. ‘These patchwork blocks are sewn into strips, then joined with plain-fabric strips.’

27. ‘Fold the remaining two pieces of ribbon in half, and sew the folded ends just inside of where you stitched the strap.’

28. ‘On the armhole seams, I sewed them as usual, setting in the sleeves to the garment, right sides together.’

29. ‘The upper part was sewn with vertical stitching to delineate the bodice.’

30. ‘‘You can talk to Rei while I stitch her up,’ Anzuko replied, still sewing the wound.’

31. ‘The children all had to design the costumes and then cut, stitch and sew the old clothes bought from charity shops into their new form during their weekly sessions.’

32. ‘I have managed to get good stitches on light fabric, but when I was sewing a patch it caused these loops and tangles.’

33. ‘Charles had finished sewing the wound and was now cleaning the needle.’

34. ‘Jacob Davis, a tailor from Nevada, took large pieces of denim and sewed them together with metal thread, to make what we now know today as jeans.’

35. ‘I hated sewing, but merely joined in the gossip of the ladies as they sewed the cloth.’

36. ‘The doctors had sewn the wound shut, but some of the seams were not holding.’

37. ‘Next, sew the lining exactly as you sewed the vest itself, again leaving the side seams open.’

38. ‘She rips apart the leather item and sews the pieces by hand into something totally different.’

39. ‘They are then sewn together and dyed if necessary.’

40. ‘Pockets are roughly sewn or simply ripped out and the pre-worn look includes frayed edges, rips, cuts and laser-etched age marks.’

41. ‘I've attached the sleeve on both sides and have sewn the side seam on one side.’

42. ‘And, as I usually sat sewing with my sisters and my mother, I often had time for such idle daydreams.’

43. ‘While his mother and sister spent their days sewing, the boy completed elementary and secondary school.’

44. ‘Her mother was a seamstress and her older sister sewed for Catalina.’

45. ‘The school has 50 sewing machines, all the girls are taught to sew and the school makes some money from garments made to order.’

46. ‘A Velcro tab is sewn into the inside of the hood to attach a pacifier.’

47. ‘Finally, the attendant picked up the pacifier, attached it to a ribbon, and sewed it to the child's shirt.’

48. ‘She had on a white, sheer veil with pearls sewn into the hem.’

49. ‘She'd threatened to sew on elastic strips and attach them to the sleeves of his coat, but Mike begged her not to.’

50. ‘Coded tags similar to the washing instructions already sewn into clothes could be attached to garments by manufacturers.’

51. ‘Use a French seam to sew the sheer side panels to either side of the center panel.’

52. ‘If the cloth is glued to the frame, sew it on with thread of the same color.’

53. ‘After the care and instructions label and separate brand label are sewn to the inside of the front panel, side seams on the leg and torso are closed and the garment is turned over.’

54. ‘But even with that decision made there's the question of precisely which name-tag should be sewn into their coats.’

55. ‘Medallions and appliqués are made with furs and hair of different colors and then sewn onto the clothing.’

56. ‘Officers say they found the drugs hidden in special panels sewn into his tracksuit trousers.’

57. ‘He is seen in a cemetery, a yellow star sewn onto his jacket, searching for familiar names.’

58. ‘The men teach their sons hunting and fishing skills, as well as how to sew their own simple garments.’

59. ‘While courting Jeremy's mother in the fifties, he sewed her a dress for every date they had.’

60. ‘She had never owned a pair of gloves or any dress but those sewn by her or her mother's hands.’

61. ‘One day, Ivana had found an abundant amount of leftover purple fabric and red ribbon and had sewn a very elegant dress for her.’

62. ‘Flustered by the woman's attitude, Francesca had hurriedly selected a sample of pale buttercup silk as the material from which she would like her dress to be sewn.’

63. ‘Her straw-blonde hair was in a plain bun, and she wore a matching bonnet and dress she had sewn herself.’

64. ‘First she intended to sew herself a dress mainly to wear around the house.’

65. ‘He had long, flowing green hair and a long, brambly beard, wore a tight tunic, and had a mantle that was sewn with the finest white ermine fur.’

66. ‘She always wore the ugly sweaters her mother sewed her.’

67. ‘I then continued to resume the folding of various frocks and dresses that were mainly sewed by myself.’

68. ‘The gowns my mother had sewn for me are hardly suited for Christopher's home.’

69. ‘Phyllis Toews sews a variety of fabric goods which she will sell at the Friedensfeld craft sale.’

70. ‘Balzano coaches her kids, sews their outfits from scratch and even drives the tour bus.’

71. ‘Still, she grudgingly sews bell-bottom pants for her son and his friends.’

72. ‘Sid speaks up and points out that Aunt Polly used white thread to sew Tom's shirt, but now the thread is black.’

73. ‘Call me lazy, but I don't really want to grow my own cotton, spin my own thread, weave my own cloth, and sew a shirt out of it.’

74. Can the seamstress sew me a suit by next week?

Other users have misspelling sew as:

1. siw 3.92%

2. siwe 1.96%

3. Other 94.12%

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