Definition of saddle stitch in English:

saddle stitch

Pronunciation /ˈsadl ˌstiCH/ /ˈsædl ˌstɪtʃ/

noun

  • 1A stitch of thread or a wire staple passed through the fold of a magazine or booklet.

    ‘Another popular method of binding is the saddle stitch booklet.’
    • ‘Saddle-stitch is generally less expensive and may be used to bind smaller books, up to a maximum of ninety-six pages.’
    • ‘Volumes 3 and 4 were put out as saddle-stitched booklets.’
    • ‘The limitations of a saddle-stitched book shackle Business Week to a maximum of 364 pages.’
    • ‘Depending on manuscript length and your chosen typeface, you select your book size, number of pages, hardcover or paperback, perfect-bound or saddle-stitch.’
    1. 1.1(in needlework) a decorative stitch made with long stitches on the upper side of the cloth alternated with short stitches on the underside.
      • ‘The seams of shoes were sewn in a variety of methods with either a single needle or two needles at the opposite ends of the same thread - a stitch known as ‘saddle stitch’.’

transitive verb

[with object]saddle-stitch
  • Sew with a saddle stitch.

    ‘a short-sleeved white shirt, saddle-stitched around the collar’
    • ‘His shoes were saddle-stitched, two-toned beige and tan.’
    • ‘The edges are saddle-stitched by hand.’
    • ‘A seam is made the same way whether it is to be saddle-stitched or hand-picked.’
    • ‘This method of hand stitching is used across her range—from hammering the holes into the leather with a prickling iron, to saddle-stitching the pieces together.’
    • ‘The most high-priced bit of denim is the midi-length blue denim coat, fitted, flared and saddle-stitched in white.’