A stitch made over an edge or over another stitch.
- ‘Finish the edges of the mat, using an overstitch.’
- ‘In standard duvets and pillows the fabric may be stitched together on the outside using an overstitch.’
Sew with an overstitch.
- ‘It can be used for hems and also to overstitch other seams.’
- ‘Overstitching the fly facing to the trouser topside, so as to secure the lining jointly therewith.’