Origin of selvage
Examples from the Web for selvedge
The points of the flounce are darned back and forth in selvedge effect; but they may be worked in button-hole stitch if preferred.The Art of Modern Lace Making|The Butterick Publishing Co.
Her son, already elderly, had followed as the selvedge follows the piece, he had passed and left the new age stripped bare.Soul of a Bishop|H. G. Wells
He made himself quite popular with the young ladies—so I hear from Mrs. Selvedge.The Bell-Ringer of Angel's and Other Stories|Bret Harte
The selvedge should be trimmed off, as it is hard to sew through and draws up when wet.Handicraft for Girls|Idabelle McGlauflin
This is a very simple matter in a great many fabrics that have a selvedge—the warp must be parallel to the selvedge.Textiles|William H. Dooley
Word Origin for selvage
mid-15c., "edge of web or cloth so finished as to prevent raveling," apparently literally "its own edge," a corruption of self + edge (n.); on analogy of Middle Flemish selvegge (cf. also Low German sulfegge; Dutch zelfkant, from kant "border;" Middle High German selbende, German Selbend, literally "self-end").