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Glossary Terms

Seam

Result of two pieces of fabric stitched together. Seamline is the line that you sew along, usually 5?8 inch in from the cutting line (outermost edge of the pattern piece that you cut along). Seam allowance is the distance between the cutting line and the seamline. This allowance is usually hidden inside the garment once it is sewn. In home sewing, the measurement is conventionally 5?8 inch, but may be as small as 1?4 inch or as wide as 1 inch. Seam finish- Any technique that finishes the raw edges of a seam.

 
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