More Sewing Terms to Know

We are back with more terms for you to get familiar with on your journey into learning how to sew! if you are looking for fabric stores in Portland OR to help you with all your designer fabrics, sewing notions and more, do consider stopping by Josephine's Dry Goods!

Sewing Terms | Fabric Stores in Portland OR

If you missed our previous blog post, do go back and visit with it, as well, before moving on! 

  • Lower looper threader tension
  • Lower Looper Threader
  • Looping/knots on stitches
  • Looper
  • Loop Turner
  • Loden
  • Lock stitch
  • Liquid Ravel Preventer
  • Lint Brush
  • Lining Fabric
  • Lining
  • Lingerie
  • Linen
  • Lined patched pockets
  • Lined darts
  • Lettuce-leaf Hem
  • Lenthening paper pattern pieces
  • Leg-of-Mutton Sleeve
  • Leg-of-Mutton Sleeve
  • Leather-welted buttonholes
  • Leatherette
  • Leather buttons
  • Leather
  • Lawn
  • Lapel
  • Lamé
  • Lace Placement
  • Lace Overlay
  • Lace
  • Knitted fabrics
  • Knife Pleat
  • Knife
  • Knee control
  • Jute
  • Jersey stitch
  • Jersey
  • Jeans fabric
  • Jacquard knit
  • Jacquard
  • Iridescence
  • Invisible stitching
  • Invisible Hemming
  • Invisible Hem
  • Invisable Thread
  • Inverted pleat
  • Interlock
  • Interlining
  • Interline
  • Interfacing
  • Information display
  • Household machine needles
  • Houndstooth
  • Horn buttons
  • Horizontal Boxing
  • Horizontal Bobbin
  • Hook-and-Loop Tape(Velcro)
  • Hook-and-eye
  • Hook
  • Hong Kong Seam
  • Hip-yoke pockets
  • Herringbone
  • Hemp
  • Hem
  • Heather
  • Heading
  • Hand wheel parts
  • Hand
  • Hair canvas
  • Gusset
  • Grommet
  • Grain line
  • Grade seam allowances
  • Grade
  • Godet
  • Gobelin
  • Glued/stuck hem
  • Glencheck
  • Glass buttons
  • Give
  • Gingham
  • Georgette
  • Gear saver
  • Gauze
  • Gauge
  • Gathering in
  • Gathering
  • Gather
  • Gabardine
  • Fusible fabric
  • Fulled fabric
  • Fringe
  • French seam
  • French Curve
  • French Bias Binding
  • Free arm
  • Foulard
  • Foot fixing system
  • Foot control/ foot pedal
  • Foot control accessories
  • Fly Front
  • Fly
  • Flocking
  • Fleece
  • Flat locked seam
  • Flat felled seam
  • Flat bed
  • Flare
  • Flannelette
  • Flannel
  • Flame retardent
  • Flame retardant
  • Flame resistant
  • Finger press
  • Filling
  • Fil-à-fil
  • Felt
  • Feed dog drop
  • Feed dog
  • Feather stitch
  • Fashion fabric
  • False hem
  • Fake/faux/fun fur Imitation fur
  • Faille
  • Faconné (dobby weave)
  • Facing
  • Fabric pattern direction
  • Fabric fold line
  • Fabric diagonals
  • Fabric amount needed for a garment
  • Eyelet buttonholing
  • Eyelet
  • Even-feed attachment
  • Even Slipstitch
  • Empire Line
  • Embroidery with backing/stabilizers
  • Embroidery threads
  • Embroidery
  • Embroidering by machine
  • Embossing
  • Electronic Speed Control Lever
  • Electronic Sewing Machine
  • Electric Accessories
  • Elasticity
  • Elastic stitch
  • Elastic
  • Elastane
  • Edge stitch
  • Easing in
  • Ease in
  • Ease
  • Duvetyn
  • Dust covers
  • Durability
  • Duck
  • Duchesse
  • Drop feed
  • Drawstring
  • Double weave
  • Double Needle
  • Double knit
  • Double face
  • Double cloth
  • Dotted Swiss
  • Donegal tweed
  • Dolman Sleeve
  • Dobby weave
  • Ditch stitch
  • Directional stitching
  • Differential feed
  • Denim
  • Decorative
  • Darts
  • Dart
  • Darning stitch
  • Darning
  • Damask
  • Cutting width adjustments
  • Cut width
  • Cut length
  • Cut and spread method
  • Slash and spread method
  • Cut and sew attachments
  • Curved hems
  • Crosswise grain
  • Cross-bars marked across pattern-piece
  • Crinoline
  • Crinkled or crushed fabric
  • Crêpe-back satin
  • Crêpe de Chine
  • Crêpe
  • Cowl Neck
  • Cotton
  • Cotton
  • Corners
  • Corner hems
  • Core-spun yarns
  • Corduroy
  • Cords
  • Control dials/knobs/levers
  • Contrast fabric
  • Contour
  • Continuous lap
  • Computerized Sewing Machine
  • Computerized
  • Color Fastness
  • Collar
  • Cloqué
  • Clip
  • Cleaners and dusters
  • Clean Finish
  • Circular ruffle
  • Chintz
  • Chinese frog
  • Chiffon
  • Chenille
  • Checked fabrics
  • Chambray
  • Challis
  • Chalk wheel
  • Chain Stitch
  • Casing
  • Carbon Brushes
  • Calico
  • Buttons - mother-of-pearl buttons
  • Buttons - metal buttons
  • Buttons - buttons made of ivory
  • Buttonholes - strong hand-worked buttonholes
  • Buttonholes - keyhole buttonholes
  • Buttonholes
  • Buttonhole stitch (worked by hand)
  • Buttonhole attachments
  • Button
  • Burn-out
  • Burn test
  • Burlap
  • Bunny Punch
  • Bulbs
  • Built-in-on/off switch
  • Built-in stitches
  • Built-in buttonholer
  • Buckram
  • Buckle
  • Brocade
  • Broadcloth
  • Bouclé
  • Boning
  • Bodkin
  • Bobbin winding
  • Bobbin winders
  • Bobbin case
  • Bobbin
  • Blind Stitch
  • Blend
  • Blanket Stitch
  • Bishop sleeve
  • Binding
  • Bias/diagonal cut (cutting on the cross)
  • Bias tape
  • Belts
  • Bell Sleeve
  • Beaded Fringe
  • Batting
  • Batiste
  • Basting stitch
  • Baste
  • Basket weave
  • Barre
  • Bark crêpe
  • Bar tack
  • Bakelite buttons
  • Back-stitching by hand
  • Back stitching
  • Back light screen
  • Awl
  • Automatic tension
  • Attachment lines and meeting marks on pattern pieces
  • Armhole markings
  • Armhole
  • Applique
  • Angora
  • Angelina Fiber
  • Alpaca
  • All-in-One Facing
  • Aerosols
  • Adjustable presser system
  • Adaptors
  • Acrylic
  • Acetate and tri-acetate
  • Absorbency

Josephine's Dry Goods is a among the best fabric stores in Portland OR. If you find that your supply stock is running low, stop by and take a look at all our sewing accessories and fine fabrics! You'll love what we have to offer! Also, if you have questions about sewing tutorials or what we have in stock, contact us!