Sewing Terms Starting with Letter D

If you want to learn sew you need to know and understand a lot sewing definitions and terms. Here is a dictionary of sewing terms and terminology.
All terms and definitions are explained by professional tailor. To all terms, in addition to the description, is attached photo image.


How to make darts

If you want to sew a skirt or pants you should be able make the darts. Along the waistline you need to make two darts on front and two on back.

Denim fabric

Denim is a kind of 100% cotton fabrics. The kind of this fabric is indigo denim having white and blue (black) threads, so the top surface is blue or black, and underside is whitish.

Diagonal stitch
Diagonal Stitch

Diagonal stitch is used very often for handicraft and decorative finishes.

Differential feed dogs
Differential Feed Dogs

Modern overlock sewing machines have a differential feed system. The feed dog has two independent parts. They will be able to move a fabric at different ratio. Using a differential feed knob will stretch knit fabric (0.6) or gather (2).

Double Needle
Double Needle

How to use a double needle? A twin needle you can insert in needle bar like an usual needle of sewing machine. But it has two needles attached to a single shank.
For sewing with twin needle you must use three threads. Two of them ned to insert in sewing needles and one will be used for threading a bobbin. Bobbin thread catch both needles threads.

Double Sided Adhesive Tape
Double Sided Adhesive Tape

Double sided adhesive tape is used for sewing some garments from genuine leather. Seam allowances are expanded in different directions (open) and to fix with glue or using double sided adhesive tape.

Drive Belt
Drive Belt

All modern household sewing machine has a drive belt that connect an electric motor with main shaft.

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