Thursday, August 28, 2014


A Seam may be defined as where two or more layers of fabric are held together by stitches. There are many types of seams that have been developed over time to be used with different types of fabrics and different types of uses.

There are seams that are used in the production of industrial goods, for example tent manufacturers, upholstery manufacturers and seams that are used in the production of clothing. Whatever the use, seams play an important role and deciding which seam to use will depend on the fabric the end use and the type of finish you want.

There are many kinds of seams produced by many types of machines. Some more common seams are the straight stitch, zig zag, overlocked seams, mock stitch, coverstitch, felled seams, french seams, etc. In my next post I will go into more detail about each seam and how to pick the correct seam depending on the end use of the garment and fabric type.