MISFICTIONARY

Applique

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Refers to a sewing or needlework technique in which a piece of fabric, embroidery, or other material is sewn onto another piece of fabric to create designs, patterns or pictures. This is most often used when quilting.

Bar Tacking

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is a type of sewing stitch used to reinforce points of strain such as corners, pockets and straps of lingerie and is similar to a very short satin stitch.

Batting

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Refers to layers or sheets of cotton, wool or synthetic materials used for the lining of quilts, blankets, cozies, etc.

Blind Hem Stitch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is a type of sewing stitch, not visible on the outside, that is utilized to prevent fabric from unraveling. It is used when you do not want to see stitching on a finished product, such as dresses, window treatments, skirts, dress pants, etc.

Bobbin

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Refers to a small round metal or plastic device on which thread is wound or coiled for the use of sewing.

Please do not confuse this with the action of picking apples out of a barrel with your hands tied behind your back!

Darning

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is a sewing technique used for repairing fabric damage or holes that do not run along a seam or where patching would create discomfort. It can be done by hand or on a sewing machine.

Darning Stitch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is a type of running stitch in which the thread is woven in rows by sewing in the direction of the fabric, then reversing direction at the end of each row, and going back over that same row, giving it a woven look.

Feed Dogs

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is the term used for the feeder mechanism in a sewing machine which is typically used to pull fabric through a sewing mechanism.

It also means that your dogs are hungry and you should give them food.

Flat Stitch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

See straight stitch.

Hem

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is the method of folding up the raw edge of a cloth or garment twice, then sewing it down.

It also refers to the finished edge of a cloth or garment sewn by this method.

Hemmer Foot

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is a type of foot on a sewing machine used to make an attractive finish for scarfs, tables linens and tricot lingerie fabric.

Multiple Zigzag Stitch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is a type of sewing stitch used to finish seam allowance on synthetics and other fabrics that tend to pucker. It is also excellent for darning and mending tears.

Overcast Stitch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is a sewing technique that is useful in garment construction and in finishing raw edges of any sewing project to prevent unraveling.

Overcast Stretch Stitching

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is a type of sewing stitch for sewing a seam with an overcast finish. It is used when making swim wear, ski pants and other garments that require stretch.

Presser Foot Lifter

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is used on a sewing machine for raising and lowering the presser foot. It can be raised higher then the normal up position for easy removal of the presser foot or to help you place heavy fabric under the foot.

Puckering

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

This terms describes what happens to fabric when it becomes wrinkled, folded or constricted, when it should be laying flat.

Quilt

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

To stitch, sew or cover a padded or lined fabric, with lines, patterns or layers of cloth. Also refers to the finished product.

Quilting

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Refers to material that is quilted or used for making quilts.

Rick-rack Stretch Stitch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is a type of sewing stitch used on stretch fabrics where you might use a zigzag stitch to finish raw edges or provide a decorative topstitch.

Satin Stitch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is a type of sewing stitch that is used to decorate and to overcast the raw edge of blankets, linens, tablecloths, or napkins and is also attractive when using an applique.

Serging Stitch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is a type of sewing stitch that is ideal for 1/4" seams on knits or on medium to heavy weight woven fabrics where you want a narrow seam. It is also great for sewing spandex swim wear.

Sliding Buttonhole Foot

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is a type of foot on a sewing machine used for manual buttonhole making. It is usually marked to help you measure a buttonhole accurately.

Smocking Stitch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is a delicate decorative treatment or technique in the sewing of children's clothes and women's blouses in which fabric is gathered so that it can stretch.

Spool Pin

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is used on a sewing machine for holding the spools of thread, when feeding thread to the machine.

Straight (flat) Stitch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is a strong and durable sewing stitch which is recommended where both elasticity and strength are necessary to ensure comfort and durability. The individual stitches are made without crossing or looping the thread and are used to form broken or unbroken lines.

Topstitching

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is a sewing technique that is used on garment edges such as necklines and hems and is used to keep seams and edges flat and crisp. It is usually done using a straight stitch with a thread that matches the fabric.

Tricot Fabric

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is a lining material that is smooth on one side and textured on the other. It is usually made from natural or synthetic fibers.

Whipstitch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is an overcast stitch often used to finish the edges of fabric and is done by hand.

Zigzag Foot

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is a type of foot on a sewing machine used for both straight and zigzag stitching.

Zigzag Pattern

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is a series of lines at variable angles. Traditionally a "zig" points left (/) and a "zag" points right (\), which would look like the following: /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/.

Zipper Foot

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is a type of foot on a sewing machine used to sew on each side of a zipper. The edges of the foot guide the zipper and keep the seam straight.



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