from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A concealed stitch used for sewing together two layers of fabric, as with hems and facings, made by running the needle through the underside of the lesser piece and through a few threads of the main piece.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A kind of stitch that is passed from the left needle to the right needle without being knitted.


slip +‎ stitch (Wiktionary)


  • Slip the edge of the veil between, pin carefully in place, baste and slipstitch the edges to the veil.

    Make Your Own Hats

  • Pin in place all the way round and slipstitch the two ends together; then begin at the seam and slipstitch the lining in place.

    Make Your Own Hats

  • Turn the raw edges under away from each other at the seam and slipstitch together neatly.

    Make Your Own Hats

  • After completed, pin in place and slipstitch to the crown.

    Make Your Own Hats

  • Turn in seam allowance of facing and slipstitch to position over the raw edge of each flannelette section.

  • It hugs nicely - put a line of crochet slipstitch around the bottom to ensure it stayed that way.

    Celtic Memory Yarns

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