[ 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.
Origin of flat-felled seam
First recorded in 1935–40
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