Sewing Terms Starting with Letter N
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.
Every sewing machine has a needle. Sewing needles used for home sewing machines have size 60 (fine) to size 110 (big). You should change a needle size depending on thickness of fabric: the finer is fabric, the finer should be needle point.
Every sewing machine has a needle plate. This part of sewing machine has hole in which a needle passes and has a slit for moving a feet dog. Note: Do not pull fabric by hand, needle can strike at needle plate surface.
Newsboy cap is traditionally a men's cap that worn a newspaper boy in the late 19th and early 20th centuries (USA). But it looks cool on women too, especially with sunglasses! Newsboy hat pattern has eight equal parts (cone) with a brim and one button on top.
If you will be sew along concave curve (pocket flap, cap visor) you need to clip a curve edge, as shown. Triangular clips makes easier to flatten seam.
Notions are called various small sewing tools and accessories used for sewing.
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Sewing Terms and Definitions with Pictures