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    Notions (sewing)

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    • Bachelor button (sewing)

    • A bachelor button is a button that can be attached without sewing. It uses a stud pressed through fabric and into a top button. They were sold in notion stores in the late 1800s and early 1900s as an emergency repair button. They could be attached and removed. The poem “A Bachelor's Button” is a lament by a m ... Read »


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    • Notions (sewing)

    • In sewing and haberdashery, notions is an umbrella term for a variety of small objects or accessories. Notions can include items that are sewn or otherwise attached to a finished article, such as buttons, snaps, and collar stays, but the term also includes small tools used in sewing, such as thread, pins, marking pens, ... Read »


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    • Bias tape

    • Bias tape or bias binding is a narrow strip of fabric, cut on the bias. The strip's fibers, being at 45 degrees to the length of the strip, makes it stretchier as well as more fluid and more drapeable compared to a strip that is cut on the grain. Many strips can be pieced together into a long "tape." The tape's width v ... Read »


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    • Cord (sewing)

    • In sewing, cord is a trimming made by twisting or plying two or more strands of yarn together. Cord is used in a number of textile arts including dressmaking, upholstery, macramé, and couching. Soft cotton cord forms the filling for piping. ... Read »


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    • Fringe (trim)

    • Fringe is an ornamental textile trim applied to an edge of a textile item, such as drapery, a flag, or epaulettes. Fringe originated as a way of preventing a cut piece of fabric from unraveling when a hemming was not used. Several strands of weft threads would be removed, and the remaining warp threads would be twiste ... Read »


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    • Ganse cord

    • A ganse cord is a type of cord used in millinery to give shape to a hat. It was used extensively in the 18th and 19th centuries, particularly in tricorns, bicornes and shakos used in military uniforms. The cord is tied in a special knot called Noeud de franciscain. The ganse loop made from the cord was also used to hol ... Read »


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    • Interfacing

    • Interfacing is a textile used on the unseen or "wrong" side of fabrics to make an area of a garment more rigid. Interfacings can be used to: Interfacings come in a variety of weights and stiffnesses to suit different purposes. They are also available in different colours, although typically interfacing is white. Gene ... Read »


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    • Needle threader

    • A needle threader is a device for helping to put thread through the eye of a needle. Many kinds exist, though a common type combines a short length of fine wire bent into a diamond shape, with one corner held by a piece of tinplate or plastic. The user passes the wire loop through the needle eye, passes the string thro ... Read »


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    • Passementerie

    • Passementerie (/pæsˈmɛntri/, French pronunciation: ​[pɑsmɑ̃tri]) or passementarie is the art of making elaborate trimmings or edgings (in French, passements) of applied braid, gold or silver cord, embroidery, colored silk, or beads for clothing or furnishings. Styles of passementerie include ... Read »


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    • Piping (sewing)

    • In sewing, piping is a type of trim or embellishment consisting of a strip of folded fabric so as to form a "pipe" inserted into a seam to define the edges or style lines of a garment or other textile object. Usually the fabric strip is cut on the bias. It may be made from either self-fabric (the same fabric as the obj ... Read »


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    • Ribbon

    • A ribbon or riband is a thin band of material, typically cloth but also plastic or sometimes metal, used primarily as decorative binding and tying. Cloth ribbons are made of natural materials such as silk, velvet, cotton, and jute and of synthetic materials, such as polyester, nylon, and polyproylene. Ribbon is used fo ... Read »


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    • Rickrack

    • Rickrack (sometimes spelled ricrac) is a "flat narrow braid woven in zigzag form, used as a trimming for clothing or curtains." Before the prevalence of sewing machines and sergers, rickrack was used to provide a finished edge to fabric. Made of cotton or polyester, rickrack is stitched or glued to the edges of an it ... Read »


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    • Ring, slide and hook

    • Rings, slides and hooks are the accessories used in intimate apparel/lingerie used for adjustment and decorative functions. Rings, slides and hooks are commonly made of plastic and nylon coated metal and stainless steel. Rings are used for joining straps to allow length adjustment and vary strap angle to bra cup. A ri ... Read »


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    • Soutache

    • A soutache is narrow flat decorative braid, a type of galloon, used in the trimming of drapery or clothing. In clothing soutache is used to conceal a seam. Often woven of metallic bullion thread, silk, or a blend of silk and wool, soutache began to be made of rayon and other synthetic fibers in the 20th century. In mi ... Read »


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    • Tassel

    • A tassel is a finishing feature in fabric and clothing decoration. It is a universal ornament that is seen in varying versions in many cultures around the globe. In the Hebrew Bible, the Lord spoke to Moses instructing him to tell the Israelites to make tassels (Hebrew tzitzit) on the corners of their garments, to ... Read »


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    • Trim (sewing)

    • Trim or trimming in clothing and home decorating is applied ornament, such as gimp, passementerie, ribbon, ruffles, or, as a verb, to apply such ornament. Before the industrial revolution, all trim was made and applied by hand, thus making heavily trimmed furnishings and garments expensive and high-status. Machine-wov ... Read »


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    • Twill tape

    • Twill tape is a flat twill-woven ribbon of cotton, linen, polyester, or wool. It may be used in sewing and tailoring to reinforce seams, make casings, bind edges, and make sturdy ties for closing garments (for example, on hospital gowns). Twill tape is also used in theatre to tie curtains, cable and scenery to various ... Read »


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