stitch onto

stitch (something) onto (something else)

To fasten something onto something else with stitches. I stitched a patch onto my jacket to cover up the large the tear. I got my new jersey for the football team, but they haven't stitched my name onto it yet.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

stitch something onto something

 and stitch something on
to sew something onto the surface of something else. Fred stitched the badge onto his jacket. Fred stitched on the badge.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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