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Label terminology

a type of fabric weave which has diagonal lines/ridges.

the feel of a fabric/material.

a type of label which usually runs horizontally and the left and right ends are folded underneath. The label gets sewn down each folded side.

a type of label the same as a centrefold but without a pre-folded crease in the centre.

a type of label which folds in the centre and the two loose ends are usually sewn into a seam.

a small label which is usually in the loopfold/centrefold style and only sticks out around 1cm/10mm

Seam allowance
the area of the label which is left blank usually for inserting into the seam allowance of a textile item or into an overlocked edge

a type of sewing machine stitch which encases all the raw edges of material and stops fraying

when the weave ends of a material/fabric come undone and the yarns become loose

when heat is used to cut the labels and this melts the polyester fibres creating a sealed and non-fraying edge