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1.1 This terminology covers basic stitches made by sewing machines designed for home use and provides a uniform, easily understood language for the definitions and descriptions of seams and seam finishes used in home sewing.
1.1.1 These terms and definitions are not necessarily consistent with those used in the apparel or home furnishings manufacturing industries.
220.127.116.11 This terminology provides a common base for use in the preparation of educational materials and pattern guide sheets for home sewing.
18.104.22.168 Each stitch is identified with a definition, a discussion of how the stitch is formed and might be used and an illustration of one or more possible stitch patterns. This terminology does not include stitches made by sergers, hemmers, or by attachments to the home sewing machines.
22.214.171.124 These seams and seam finishes may be produced on a conventional sewing machine or by hand.
126.96.36.199 Other seam types or finishes may be more appropriate if equipment other than the conventional sewing machine is available.
188.8.131.52 Section 3, Terminology, is categorized into two subsections, specific to the two areas of specialization under this document: Relating to Seams and Relating to Stitches.
1.2 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
1.3 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
Federal StandardFed. Std. 751a, Stitches, Seams and Stitching
D123 Terminology Relating to Textiles
D6193 Practice for Stitches and Seams
ICS Number Code 01.040.61 (Clothing industry (Vocabularies)); 61.080 (Sewing machines and other equipment for the clothing industry)
UNSPSC Code 23121614(Sewing machines); 53141604(Sewing patterns)
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ASTM D5646-13(2018), Standard Terminology Relating to Seams and Stitches Used in Home Sewing, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.orgBack to Top