Sewing Terms Starting with Letter A
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.
See also sewing terms in Wikipedia.
Modern sewing machines have an adaptor that is used to change a presser foot with easily. Just press the lever and the foot sole is disconnected.
Adjustable Dressmakers Dummy
If you are going to sew dresses, blouses or other garments you need use a tailor's mannequin. Using the female dressmakers dummy will help you perform sewing dresses more conveniently and correctly. Adjustable dressmaking dummy has 8 moveable parts. This allows you to change size of mannequin (10-16).
Adhesive Fabric Tape
Adhesive fabric tape is narrow strip with glue on one (or both) sides. It is used for hem a skirt, pants, dress etc.
Place this tape between folded fabrics, press with hot steam iron.
A-line shape of skirt has hemline more wider than hips line.
Alphabet Pillow Letter
Alphabet pillow is a fun type of cushion having form a alphabet letter. Such pillows are most suitable for a kid's bedroom. Here is a tutorial how to make a pillow in form alphabet letter.
Armhole (armscye) is most difficult element of tailoring garments having sleeves.
Modern sewing machine can make buttonholes automatic. This post will be helpful more for owner new models machines. This is convenient and useful feature of sewing machine helps you reduce time for making a buttonhole on your garments.
To do automatic buttonhole you need pull down to presser foot a special lever.
This simple sewing tool helps you for work with heavy fabrics and materials, for sewing leather. This little simple tool must be have every seamstress.
Special type of sewing awl is an awl having an eye on needle tip. It includes a set with a few straight and curved needles. Such awl is used for sewing bags, shoes etc.
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Sewing Terms and Definitions with Pictures