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What is "Seam" - Definition & Explanation

The place or act of joining two pieces (or more) of fabric together by sewing.
(book/booking) The raw edge hem done on a blindstitch machine, usually sewn in the side ans back seam outlets, and on the bottom turn-up. (french)- A closure between two pieces of material, made by stitching,turning, and restitching, so as to conceal all raw edges.
(raised) - A seam resulting after two pieces of fabric have been joined; one piece is folded back, and a second row of stitching is placed adjacent to the folded edge.
(book/booking) - The raw edge hem done on a blindstitch machine, usually sewn in the side ans back seam outlets, and on the bottom turn-up.
(open gorge) - Both the collar and the facing are turned under, basted, and then the seam is felled (edges folded together) from the outside.
(french) - A closure between two pieces of material, made by stitching,turning, and restitching, so as to conceal all raw edges.
A seam, in sewing, is the line where two pieces of fabric are held together by thread.

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Some more terms:

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