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What is Hemstitching?

  • by Scott Austin
  • 1 min read



Hemstitching is an ornamental stitch made by pulling out several parallel threads and tying the cross threads together into tiny bunches. It is a decorative drawn thread work technique that is typically sewn at the hem of a piece of fabric. Small ornate holes are made in the fabric and are patterned designs that resemble lace. The hemstitch is decorative form of needlework has been used for centuries and was originally used to hold a hem in place. Historically, hemstitching was an involved process but technological advances now allow sewing machines to perform this intricate needlework.  

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