from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To do over-seaming: same as overcast, 6, and overhand.
- n. A seam in which the thread is, at each stitch, passed over the edges of the margins sewed together, in such a manner as to bind the edges; an overhand seam.
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When both mats are finished, place them flat against each other, and overseam or buttonhole the edges together for about two-thirds of the circumference.
She was not a little shocked to find a child of nine knew nothing about sewing, had never hemmed ruffles, nor done overseam, or knit, or it seemed anything useful.
"It's only because I couldn't run about and play like Lulu, and so I just sat beside Aunt Beulah and learned to hem and back-stitch and run and overseam," said Gracie.