Sewing Terms

Eventually, I would like to turn this into a nice short of cheat sheet for basic sewing terms and good tidbits of information. Right now it is rather barren, but eventually it may be helpful and much better.

Sewing Terms

  • basting
  • dart
  • notions
  • embroidery needle
  • selvage
  • zigzag stitch
  • tailor’s ham
  • Stitch Bible
  • embroidery hoop
  • fusible fabric/interfacing
  • fashionista – devoted follower of fashion
  • style
  • fashion
  • backing
  • seam rippersewing machine clipart
  • rotary cutter and mat
  • back stitch
  • straight stitch
  • top thread
  • all purpose thread
  • take up lever
  • throat plate
  • fly wheel
  • stitch selector
  • bobbin
  • presser foot lever

Fabrics

  • blends (e.g cotton and polyester)
  • cotton
  • florals
  • felt
  • gingham
  • lace
  • polka dots
  • polyester
  • satin
  • silk
  • spandex
  • stripes
  • velvet

Sources

  • sewing classes
  • Be Delicious Now
  • Sewing For Dummies