Sewing Terms Starting with Letter N
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.
Every sewing machine has needle. Sewing needles used for home sewing machines have size 60 (fine) to size 110 (big). You should change the size a needle depending on the thickness the fabric: the finer is fabric, the finer should be needle point.
Every sewing machine has needle plate. This part of sewing machine has hole in which the needle passes and has the slit for feet dogs. Note: Do not pull the fabric by hand. The needle can strike at the needle plate.
The newsboy cap is traditionally a men's cap worn newspaper boy in the late 19th and early 20th centuries (USA). But it looks cool on women too, especially with sunglasses! The newsboy hat pattern has eight equal parts (cone) with a brim and a button on top.
If you will be sew alojng the concave curve (pocket flap, cap visor etc.) you need to clip the curve edge, as shown. The triangular clips makes easier to flatten the seam.
Notions are called various small sewing tools and accessories used for sewing.
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