Sewing Terms Starting with Letter A

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.
See also the sewing terms in Wikipedia.



The modern sewing machines have an adaptor that is used to change the presser foot with easily. Just press the lever and the foot sole is disconnected.

Adjustable Dressmakers Dummy
Adjustable Dressmakers Dummy

If you are going to sew dresses, blouses or other garments you definitely need use a tailor's mannequin. Using the female dressmakers dummy will help you perform sewing dresses more conveniently and correctly. Adjustable dressmaking dummy has 8 moveable parts. This allows you to change the size of mannequin (10-16).

Adhesive Fabric Tape
Adhesive Fabric Tape

Adhesive fabric tape is the narrow tape with glue on both sides. It is used for hem skirt, pants, dress etc. Place the tape between the folded fabric, press with hot steam iron.

A-Line skirt
A-Line Skirt

A-line shape of skirt has hemline more wider than hips line.

Alphabet Pillow Letter
Alphabet Pillow Letter

The alphabet pillow is a fun type of cushion having the form a letter. Such pillows are most suitable for a kid's bedroom. Here is tutorial how to make the pillow in form alphabet letter.

Armhole of garments

Armhole (armscye) is the most difficult element of the tailoring garments having sleeves.

Sewing machine with automatic buttonhole feature
Automatic Buttonhole

Modern sewing machine can make the buttonholes automatic. This post will be helpful more for owner new models machines. This is a convenient and useful feature a sewing machine help you reduce the time for the making a buttonhole on your garments.
To do automatic buttonhole you need pull down to the presser foot a special lever.

An Awl - The Sewing Tool

This simple sewing tool helps you for work with heavy fabrics and materials, for sewing leather. This little simple tool must be have every seamstress.
Special type of awl is special awl having an eye on the tip a needle. It includes the handle and the set with a few straight and curved needles. Such awl used for sewing bags, shoes etc.

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Sewing Terms and Definitions with Pictures
Sewing Terms and Definitions with Pictures

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