to join pieces of cloth together, using thread and a needle to sew a long, narrow strip of material used to tie things or as decoration a ribbon to give something to someone, who will then give it to others to pass around cloth or material used for making clothes, bags and other items fabric a kind of strong string, made from a plant hemp twine causing little or no damage to the environment sustainable having lines or marks, where something has been folded crumpled a strip of sticky material, often used to fix two things together tape something special that you do or buy for someone a treat a large sock that is filled with small presents, especially at Christmas a stocking