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What is "Serge" - Definition & Explanation

One of the oldest basic terms in textiles, it now implies any smooth face cloth made with a two-up and two-down twill weave, especially pertinent to worsted serge.
A fabric with a smooth hand that is created by a two-up, two-down twill weave. Serging - An overcasting technique done on the cut edge of a fabric to prevent raveling.
It is a worsted or woolen cloth woven in twill construction. The fabric has a rough feel.
A smooth faced 2x2 twill weave fabric. Traditionally of wool but may be of other fibers. Used for trousers, suitings.
A fabric with a smooth hand that is created by a two-up, two-down twill weave.
A fabric with a smooth hard that is created by a two -up and two-down twill weave.
a twilled woolen fabric .
Serge is a type of twill fabric that has diagonal lines or ridges on both sides, made with a two-up, two-down weave. The worsted variety is used in making military uniforms, suits, great and trench coats. Its counterpart, silk serge, is used for linings. French serge is a softer, finer variety. The word is also used for a high quality woolen woven.

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