Sewing Terms Starting with Letter O

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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Open Seam
Open Seam

If you want to make a soft seam press both seam allowance to opposite sides (open). Open seam is used also for sewing items of leather.

Organza
Organza

This fairly stiff and transparent fabrics that is used for sewing the curtains and lush skirts.

Vertical Oscillating Shuttle Hook System
Oscillating Shuttle Hook

Before buying a new sewing machine you need to know the differences in the features between other models of sewing machines. One feature that has a main role is the hook system (rotary and oscillating). Most of old sewing machines and some modern models have vertical oscillating shuttle hook system.

Overlock Sewing Machine
Overlock Sewing Machine

This type of sewing machines is used to overcast, or sew over and enclose the raw edges of fabric. At the same time a serger can to cut the edge of the fabric. If you want sew your garments proffesionally you need this machine. With overlock sewing machine you can fast and easy to work and the edges of fabric will have a qualitative and professional look.

Overcast stitch
Overcast stitch

A hand stitch that wraps around an edge of fabric like a spiral.

Quilted Fabric
Quilted Fabric

Quilted fabric is most used for sewing blankets. Quilted fabric can be easy way to make insulated lining for jackets and coats.

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