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What is "Seam ripper" - Definition & Explanation

Tool for cutting threads in a seam to undo it.
A seam ripper is a small tool used for unpicking stitches.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

The resulting opening of the weave when fabric lacks the tensile strength to prevent shifting at the seams. When you apply force, the yarns in the fabric slip to open up the weave, but not the seam...
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The property of fibers that measures strength. This is determined by the force required to rupture of break the fiber. Typically, this is measure is grams per denier, or g/d. Tensile strength measres...

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