Sewing Terms Starting with Letter F

If you want to learn sew you need to know and understand a lot sewing definitions and terms. Here is a dictionary of sewing terms and terminology.
All terms and definitions are explained by professional tailor. To all terms, in addition to the description, is attached photo image.

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Facing
Facing

Facing term means sewing the (bias tape) around the neckline, armholes etc.

Feed dog
Feed dog

The feed dog teeth are needed to move the fabric during sewing. To move the fabric is needed the presser foot also. It presses the fabric to the teeth of feed dog. The result is that the fabric is pulled forward in small steps.

Flat Button
Flat Button

Flat buttons are recommended to sew on the "leg". Lift button up and wrap the thread stitches, as shown. It definitely need to do if you sew the flat buttons by hand to the coat, jacket, etc.

Flat seam stitch
Flat Seam Stitch

Special coverstitch machines can make the flat seam stitches only. Cover stitch, also called flat seam stitches, can be seen on the T-shirt hem.

Flounces
Flounces

Flounces most are used for decorating the blouses. Flounce is a strip of fabric that is gathered or pleated.

Foot Pedal
Foot Pedal

Foot pedal is main part for control a sewing machine speed. Note: Some models of sewing machines do not have the foot pedal. The machine speed is regulated using the keys (manually).
Never open the electrical appliances themselves. But if you're curious, you can look at what is inside the pedal here.

Foot Pressure Adjustment
Foot Pressure Adjustment

To move the fabric correct, the presser foot of sewing machine must have the proper pressure. Different models of sewing machines have different devices of foot pressure adjustment.

Free arm
Free Arm

Most of the modern home sewing machines have free-arm that used for sew around the tubular details (sleeves etc.). The sleeve or trouser leg are sliding onto the narrow working place of the machine.

French Bias Binding
French Bias Binding

There are some ways how to make bias binding and add this bias tape around the neckline or armholes. French bias binding is one of them. This topstitching method used for binding sheer and lightweight fabrics.

Fur Hood
Fur Hood

Fur hood is decorative element that is attached along the edge of the hood jackets.

Fur Hood
Fur Sewing Machine

Fur sewing machine is designed for stitching furs. Fur sewing machine is used for sewing of fur coats, fur hats and shoes.

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