Work done by sewing, esp. when a continuous line of stitches is shown on the surface; stitches, collectively.
Lifejacket webbing is stitched together and should be checked for wear as part of routine maintenance.
may go with the above, as if one had button-hole stitched around the edges of the falls or all of the petals. "Stitches" may be so close together as to look like a thin or thick solid rim around the petals.
Using thread in your layout, usually with a sewing machine but can be hand stitched.
Dimples impressed in grid members to knit the webs together. (See Rotary Stitching)
In modeling, the action of sewing points or edges together on NURBS surfaces. Stitching is useful to keep surface edges together while they are being deformed, or for patching NURBS surfaces together to create surface continuity.