Just like when you start any new skill, sewing comes with a long list of sewing terms that you need to know. If you don’t have a free sewing glossary on hand, reading the instructions on a free sewing pattern can be insanely difficult. You can find a pattern you absolutely love, read the instructions, and feel like you’ve been catapulted into a whole new world of language. Sewing terms are especially hard to learn because there are SO MANY OF THEM. You need to learn the parts of a pattern, different types of material, different types of patterns, and parts of your machine! That’s a lot of mumbo jumbo for a mind that is new to sewing. That’s why this week’s Tips and Tricks Tuesday is to learn the lingo!
But how can you learn this lingo without finding some sort of magical Rosetta Stone? Well, once again, we are here to help! AllFreeSewing.com has an awesome Glossary of Sewing Terms for you to check out. Our amazing intern this summer set it up for us (thanks, Kristen!) and even the editors refer to it sometimes for a quick reference. If you’re just learning, bookmark or print out this list of sewing terms for future reference.
That way you can learn the difference between bonding and binding, which side is the right side, and where exactly a feed dog is located.
Want to learn the language of sewing?
Know some sewing tips and tricks that you would like to share?
Comment below and we might feature your trick here on Seams and Scissors! A great sewing hack can make a world of difference and there is absolutely no reason to keep them to yourself. Interested in writing a Sewing Tips and Tricks Tuesday post for us? Go ahead and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or click here to submit your idea.