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plain seam
most common, suitable for all areas, used for most fabrics.
top stitch seam
plain seam with a row of stitching on one or both sides of the seam, used for decorative effects to attach pockets to emphasize pleats and seam lines,
french seam
a narrow seam within a seam sheer fabrics and fabrics that ravel easily straight areas only, leggings
stitched and pinked
used for firmly woven fabrics.
clean finish
forms a narrow single fold hem along edge of seam allowance for for light to medium weight fabric
zig-zag
fast and easy prevents raveling
bound seam
for medium to heavy weight fabrics, attractive for unlined jackets and coats