Definition of stitching in US English:



  • 1A row of stitches sewn on to cloth.

    ‘the gloves were white with black stitching’
    • ‘For those who love a more casual style, the Owens, a sleek silhouette with contrasting stitching in black and chocolate, lace-up or with an elastic is a must buy.’
    • ‘The tank top was black with orange stitching around the armholes and neck.’
    • ‘A quilter, she discourses regularly on the simple joys of stitching cloth, of creating harmony from scraps.’
    • ‘The main stitches used are stem stitching and laid-and-couched stitching.’
    • ‘It all began with walking in the door and having a uniform chucked at me, black shirt with white stitching, and tan pants.’
    • ‘He also has a black hat at his side, with stitching that matches his jacket.’
    • ‘Unpick the errant stitching and reposition the rolled hem under the presser foot.’
    • ‘I of course ripped out all of my horrendous stitching and quickly stitched up the edges of the cloth, so as to make it unrecognizable as a former unfinished sampler.’
    • ‘She pulled out a plain black shirt with purple stitching and set it on top of the pants to her side.’
    • ‘Inside, there are now red seat inserts and chrome cabin highlights, white instrument faces and plenty of red stitching: the black and red scheme underlines the car's sporty appearance.’
    • ‘The young man was dressed in boots, a white dress shirt that had yet to be tucked in, and over that a black vest with colorful stitching on the side.’
    • ‘Brandon immediately pulled out a pair of black capris with lavender stitching.’
    • ‘I've another Chanel bag, which is older, and is also quilted in black with cream stitching.’
    • ‘There are strange Runes embossed into your belt and others on your wrist bands, and your single glove has a curious pattern of black and gold stitching across its back.’
    • ‘These creases are in turn overlaid by circles and whorls of black thread stitching.’
    • ‘The house tailor had created a knee length black coat with gold stitching that somehow managed to slim his waist and broaden his shoulders.’
    • ‘A fine quality shirt should have solid yet discreet stitching around the seams and buttons.’
    • ‘She wore a beautiful crimson kimono with black stitching of cherry tree blossoms in full bloom.’
    • ‘The man is described as Asian with a small moustache and was wearing a sports jacket while the woman had blond hair and was wearing a black coat with white stitching.’
    • ‘The stitching is straight and even, double-stitched in stress areas.’
    1. 1.1 The action or work of stitching or sewing.
      ‘one of the mares cut her leg and it required stitching’
      • ‘She was taken to a hospital in Carcassonne and she now has a broken collarbone and several deep abrasions that required stitching.’
      • ‘The act of sewing or stitching is ostensibly one of women.’
      • ‘He took a wound to the mouth requiring four feet of stitching and a catering pack of kitchen towels.’
      • ‘A large number of them are employed in activities such as stitching, packing and embroidery works.’
      • ‘She, on the other hand, was far superior at stitching and all manner of sewing.’