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What is "Tape" - Definition & Explanation
Last Updated on: 12-May-2024 (2 months, 8 days ago)
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Tape
Originally, the item that contained the programming for computer controlled embroidery machines. Today, programs are recorded on computer floppy diskettes. Same as embroidery pattern.
Tape
Fabric sewn to a garment at the front edges, armholes, shoulder, neck, sideseams, vents, bottoms, gorge seams, etc. It is usually designed to prevent distortion of a fabric edge or seam.

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