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What is "Seam slippage" - Definition & Explanation

The resulting open seam when fabric lacks the tensile strength to prevent fraying at the seams. When you apply force, the yarns in the fabric slip out of the seam.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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A yarn spinning method in which roving ( a thin strand of fiber with very little twist) is fed to a 'traveler' with rotates around the edge of a ring. Inside the ring is a faster rotating bobbin. The...
A group of units of products of the same type, structure, colour and finish, class and composition, manufactured under essentially the same conditions and essentially at the same time, and submitted...
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A soft shaggy wool tweed fabric. Originally referred to only wool from the Shetland Islands in Scotland but now refers to any wool fabric with similar characteristics. May be woven or knit. Used for...

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