flat-felled seam

[ flat-feld ]
/ ˈflætˌfɛld /


a seam on the face of a garment, as on the outside of the legs of blue jeans, made by overlapping or interlocking one seam allowance with the other and top-stitching them together onto the garment with two parallel rows of stitches.

Nearby words

  1. flat-bed scanner,
  2. flat-bottomed,
  3. flat-bottomed rail,
  4. flat-coated retriever,
  5. flat-earther,
  6. flat-file,
  7. flat-footed,
  8. flat-grained,
  9. flat-joint pointing,
  10. flat-knit

Origin of flat-felled seam

First recorded in 1935–40

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