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What is "French Seam" - Definition & Explanation

A seam which closes all raw edges with in itself. Typically used on sheer fabrics that are subject to ravelling or will be seen on both sides.

Some other terms

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A toothed, comb-like part of a LOOM. Its function is to hold the strands of longitudinal yarn (WARP) in alignment between its teeth and also to push each transverse thread (PICK) tight against the...
Artificial aging by wear and tear to leather or wood. In wood this can be physical distressing such as dents, gouges, worm holes, and scratches, or finish distressing such as wearing away, crackle,...
The process of introducing dye (or pigment) into the molten plastic or solution from which yarns are produced to manufacture coloured yarns rather than the usual white ones. Because no extra dyeing...
A tough medium to heavyweight coarsely woven plain weave fabric, usually made of a cotton or cotton/poly blend. Lower grades of the unfinished fabric are used for such industrial purposes as bags,...
The process of dyeing fiber prior to formation into yarns. Very high fastness dyes can be used and there is less pressure on getting color exactly right since batches can be blended prior to yarn...

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