Definition of stitching in US English:

stitching

noun

  • 1A row of stitches sewn on to cloth.

    ‘the gloves were white with black stitching’
    • ‘These creases are in turn overlaid by circles and whorls of black thread stitching.’
    • ‘A fine quality shirt should have solid yet discreet stitching around the seams and buttons.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The tank top was black with orange stitching around the armholes and neck.’
    • ‘She wore a beautiful crimson kimono with black stitching of cherry tree blossoms in full bloom.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Unpick the errant stitching and reposition the rolled hem under the presser foot.’
    • ‘A quilter, she discourses regularly on the simple joys of stitching cloth, of creating harmony from scraps.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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 main stitches used are stem stitching and laid-and-couched stitching.’
    • ‘The stitching is straight and even, double-stitched in stress areas.’
    • ‘I've another Chanel bag, which is older, and is also quilted in black with cream stitching.’
    • ‘It all began with walking in the door and having a uniform chucked at me, black shirt with white stitching, and tan pants.’
    • ‘The house tailor had created a knee length black coat with gold stitching that somehow managed to slim his waist and broaden his shoulders.’
    • ‘He also has a black hat at his side, with stitching that matches his jacket.’
    • ‘Brandon immediately pulled out a pair of black capris with lavender stitching.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘She pulled out a plain black shirt with purple stitching and set it on top of the pants to her side.’
    1. 1.1 The action or work of stitching or sewing.
      ‘one of the mares cut her leg and it required stitching’
      • ‘He took a wound to the mouth requiring four feet of stitching and a catering pack of kitchen towels.’
      • ‘She was taken to a hospital in Carcassonne and she now has a broken collarbone and several deep abrasions that required stitching.’
      • ‘A large number of them are employed in activities such as stitching, packing and embroidery works.’
      • ‘The act of sewing or stitching is ostensibly one of women.’
      • ‘She, on the other hand, was far superior at stitching and all manner of sewing.’

Pronunciation

stitching

/ˈstiCHiNG//ˈstɪtʃɪŋ/