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What is "Hem Stitching" - Definition & Explanation

A decorative stitching along the stitching lines of hems and borders to create an open weave pattern.
Hemstitch: stitch in which parallel threads are drawn and exposed threads are caught together in groups

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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