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French seam

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noun Sewing.
  1. a seam in which the raw edges of the cloth are completely covered by sewing them together, first on the right side, then on the wrong.

Origin of French seam

First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for french seam

French seam

noun
  1. a seam in which the edges are not visible
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