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STRAIGHT SEAM [1 record]

Record 1 1986-03-28


Subject field(s)
  • Sewing Techniques and Stitching

A straight seam is the one that occurs most often. In a well-made straight seam, the stitching is exactly the same distance from the seam edge the entire length of the seam. In most cases, a plain straight stitch is used. For stretchy fabrics, however, a tiny zigzag or special machine stretch stitch may be used.


  • Techniques d'exécution et points de couture

La couture droite est celle qu'on emploie le plus volontiers : la piqûre à point court est faite à égale distance du bord, tout le long de celui-ci. On l'exécute au point droit, car celui-ci convient à presque tous les genres de tissus. Toutefois, pour les tissus extensibles, servez-vous d'un très petit point de zigzag ou d'un point extensible fait à la machine.


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