Glossary Archives - Page 3 of 14 - Totally Stitchin

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zipper

May 8, 2010 in Glossary

Fastener consisting of two rows of metal, plastic, or nylon teeth on strips of twill tao and a slide that draws the teeth together to close an opening.

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vent

May 1, 2010 in Glossary

Applies to garment sewing. A lined opening allowing for movement when the garment is worn.

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overlock stitch

April 24, 2010 in Glossary

Machine overcast stitch that encloses a raw edge to prevent fraying

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overlocker

April 17, 2010 in Glossary

Machine used for finishing the raw edges of seams -- trimming and overcasting the edge and sewing, all in one action. Baby Lockas a wide variety of quality overlocking or serging machines.

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inverted pleat

April 10, 2010 in Glossary

Pair of mirror-image knife pleats folded toward each other. An inverted pleat folded into an opening at the lower end of the center back seam of a straight skirt is also known as a kick pleat.

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couching

April 3, 2010 in Glossary

Securing cord, heavy threads, or other narrow trims to a background fabric with stitching

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miter

March 27, 2010 in Glossary

Method of neatly folding hems or flat trims so that they form a precise diagonal corner.

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boning

March 20, 2010 in Glossary

Narrow nylon or plastic strips used to create structure and shape in fitted garments.

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Organza

February 7, 2010 in General, Glossary

Organza is a thin, plain weave, sheer fabric traditionally made from silk.. Today, many organzas are also available in nylon and polyester.  Typically this fabric is used for brialware or eveningwear, effects in the bedroom and between rooms.

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novelty print

February 5, 2010 in Glossary

A novelty print, or conversation print, are fabrics printed with a theme motif that could represent the holidays, sports, hobbies, nursery rhymes, etc.
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