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The craft of stitching fabrics together to make cloths or other textile objects.

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welded seams

Textiles; Sewing

In recent years, fabric welding has replaced many traditional sewing methods. Not only do welded seams have a better aesthetic appearance than sewn seams, but they also have a longer service life in ...


Hobbies; Sewing

1. A Dart is a common technique used for shaping garments. Darts are created by stitching out a wedge-shaped fold of fabric. They vary in width and length and can be tapered at one or both ends. They ...

directional pattern

Hobbies; Sewing

A fabric design that has an obvious top or bottom; the direction used to distribute two unequal fullnesses of fabric in order to join them in a smooth seam; to curve a trim around a corner, changing ...

dissolvable fabric

Hobbies; Sewing

A range of versatile water soluble fabrics, perfect for freeform machine embroidery. They completely dissolve on contact with water leaving only the stitch and other embellishments in place.


Hobbies; Sewing

1. A dressmaker is a person who makes custom clothing for women, such as dresses, blouses, and evening gowns. Also called a mantua-maker (historically) or a modiste. 2. Dressmaker as an adjective ...

dressmaking pins

Hobbies; Sewing

Designed to hold fabric and interface or two pieces of fabric in place, prior to sewing.

dropping the feed dog

Hobbies; Sewing

The feed dogs help hold the fabric in place and keep the stitches even. Free machine embroidery (as made popular by Poppy Treffry) is achieved by dropping the feed dogs, allowing the fabric to be ...

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