Sewing Glossary

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An ever-growing glossary of sewing terms and techniques.

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interfacing

interfacing

Interfacing adds structure to your sewing project (for example, the collar of a blouse or the waistband of fitted skirt).  The pattern will tell you how much interfacing to buy.  There are a few types of interfacing (woven, non-woven, sew-in, fusible…) and you can buy it in black or white.  When in doubt, ask the […]

invisible zipper

invisible zipper

Invisible zippers have hidden teeth and a smaller pull than a standard zipper.  They are usually used for women’s clothing where you don’t want to see the zipper – hence the name.

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