What is a turned and stitched hem?

What is turn and stitch used for?

The stitch and turn construction where the upper is stitched inside out and then turned to hide the seams in the interior of the shoe. A common construction method for slippers with or without outsole. It can also be referred to as Royal Reversa or Turnshoe.

What does turning mean sewing?

What do I mean by turning? Very often when you are sewing you are going to put the right sides together, stitch them and turn them right side out. That’s how you sew something without getting a raw seam on the outside.

What is the difference between notching and snipping?

Notching is similar to clipping, but instead of taking a single snip out of the fabric, you cut out a small amount of fabric. Notching is used on convex curves and exterior corners because the seam allowance is larger than the space it will be turned into.

What does wrong side mean in sewing?

The ‘wrong side’ means the back of the fabric or the side that will be hidden when the project is finished. When you sew two bits of fabric together it’s common to hear the phrase, ‘right sides together’ or ‘right sides facing’. This means that the ‘right sides’ of the fabric will be touching as you sew the seam.

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What does breaking stitching mean?

It means do something to stop them from fraying. Usually this means sewing a zigzag stitch over the edge, or overlocking/serging them.