Sew-clopedia

basting

basting / baste – temporary stitching, made either by hand or by machine, to hold in place two (or more) layers of fabric. Basting is

binding

binding – applying a strip of a fabric, usually cut on the bias, to finish raw edges of a garment. Relatively easy way of finishing

bobbin

bobbin – a small spool onto which you need to wind a thread, usually referring to a spool on which the lower thread of the

dart

dart – one of the most important garment construction concepts. Darts add the third dimension to otherwise flat fabrics. They are triangular or diamond-shaped folds

easing

easing – the process of gathering extra length on one piece of the garment to match the other one, slightly shorter. The intension of easing

edgestitching

edgestitching – (top)stitching very close to the folded or sewn edge. Edge-stitching is done usually to stabilize the edge or for decorative purposes.

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