Its time to share more beginner sewing terms with you. Part 2 of beginner sewing terms is focused more on the basic tools used for sewing.
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Small marked cut out in the paper pattern that require you to snip your fabric at those points.
These notches will help guide you during the construction of the garment. They are there to line pieces up, let you know where to start and stop sewing, where a zipper ends, where a pocket sits, etc.
Titled fabric shears or scissors for a reason. Specifically used for fabric only.
Small sized scissors used to cut thread only.
Composed of chalk and wax, this tool marks fabrics to help in sewing. They are available in a variety of colours and washes off when laundered.
With the use of an iron, press open a newly sewn seam. Ironing is a chore. The term pressing should be saved for garment creation.
Photographed and written by Sheila Wong Studios