1. sew with hemstitches
    hemstitch a sleeve
  1. a stitch in which parallel threads are drawn and exposed threads are caught together in groups
  2. embroidery similar to drawnwork
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How To Use hemstitch In A Sentence

  • White linen-cambric frills, hemstitched by hand, and carefully crimped, were at our throats and wrists, and sunbonnets upon our heads, or rather, "slatted" hoods that could be folded at pleasure. When Grandmamma Was New The Story of a Virginia Childhood
  • Run waxed twine through the holes of some classic hemstitch napkins. Shawn Henderson: 9 Creative Solutions To Last Minute Holiday Crises
  • It's as if 100 years later the profession had finally the opportunity to wrestle itself away from its association with ‘hemstitching’ work that isn't skillful, just plain old women's work.
  • When the handle is turned, it stitches and travels over the edges, uniting them faster and more securely than six hand sewers; and several others, representative of the family type of sewing machine, besides Wheeler & Wilson's hemstitch machine, the working of which is of much interest. Scientific American Supplement, No. 598, June 18, 1887
  • I measured and cut the linen for the girls to hemstitch. Oral History Interview with Harriette Arnow, April, 1976. Interview G-0006. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)
  • Not much worth bothering about here, she was thinking, when she saw the hand-rolled and hemstitched corner of a blue scarf protruding from a coat sleeve. Piranha to Scurfy & Other Stories
  • Nearly every child had regular tasks; they were taught to use their hands as well as their eyes and thoughts, and Ruth was very proud that she could hemstitch nicely, and "set the heel" of a stocking, and finish off its toe. A Little Maid of Old Philadelphia
  • In its basic form, the classic cocktail napkin is a small, hemstitched square of linen or cotton.
  • Trade Work: Ribbon run on webbing for suspenders, infants 'dresses -- eight different styles, children's aprons -- two different styles, hemstitching and embroidery for yokes, ruffling -- hem and hemstitched, faggoting. The Making of a Trade School
  • Nervous and frightened, at the same time fascinated, Saxon hemstitched a linen handkerchief intended for CHAPTER III
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