backstitch definition

  • noun:
    • A stitch made by placing the needle on midpoint of a preceding stitch so your stitches overlap by half lengths.
    • a form of sewing stitch in which the stitch goes backwards on the top side of the material and doubles forward from the base, coming-out further in front, after that repeats. The backstitch is a rather tight and secure stitch, also appears really neat.
    • A stitch created by setting the needle straight back of end associated with last stitch, and taking it at the end.
    • an approach of stitching by which each stitch overlaps or doubles back regarding preceding one, the needle entering behind the thread after the stitch already made and coming out facing it.
    • an overlapping stitch created by starting another stitch at the center of this preceding one
  • verb:
    • To sew with a backstitch.
    • do backstitches
  • verb-transitive:
    • To sew with backstitches.
  • others:
    • To sew with stitches which overlap one another. See backstitch, n.

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