Seam

Seam

Seam: The area where two pieces of fabric are joined. Many different types of seams. Some of the most common are “Plain seam, made by placing the right sides of two garment pieces together and sewing the seam on the under side of the fabric. Flat felled seam or a simulated flat felled seam, used in sturdy blue jeans. A very durable seam, it has a double row of stitching that holds the seam down. French seams, used on very sheer and delicate fabrics and require several steps in which a seam is sewn on the right side of the fabric, then the right sides of the fabric are placed together and another row of stitching is made that encloses the original seam.”