Sewing Lingo

Learn basic sewing terminology as well as new terminology and lingo in the blogging world of sewing. Feel free to add terminology that you might not find her.

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Started by Alethia. Last reply by Lisa B Mar 11, 2013. 1 Reply

How many times have you visited a sewing blog and read terms that you could not understand? What I've learned is that just like there was shorthand for typing, there's short hand for texting or…Continue

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Comment by Alethia on June 29, 2016 at 11:46am

SewJo--- Inspiration and zeal to sew!

Comment by Alethia on March 10, 2013 at 11:36pm

More words to add to the lingo list:

PhD~ Projects Half Done

I thought this was funny and cute:

Procraftinating~ Working on a craft project when you should be doing something else.

Comment by Alethia on December 18, 2012 at 2:10pm

I just heard this term for the first time from a fellow sewist at Sewn Up...

Stitch Snobbery:

That moment when your walking around Walmart (any clothing store), JUST HAPPEN to notice their clothing options and think to yourself, "This costs how much? I can make this!" ~ Dedra Brown

Comment by Cynthia Martin on August 25, 2011 at 11:37am
I'm looking forward to learning new terms here.  I've read some blogs where I had the blog open in one window and another one ready to switch to so I Google the terms I didn't understand.
Comment by Alethia on July 12, 2011 at 12:50pm

Adding words to our sewing lingo:


UFO= UnFinished Objects


WIP= Work In Progress


PIP= Project In Progress


Got something you want to add??

Comment by Alethia on July 14, 2010 at 12:09am
Has anybody heard or seen this one, OOPP? It stands for Out Of Print Pattern.
I saw this on a blogger's profile.
I'm learning something new everyday.
Comment by Alethia on July 7, 2010 at 12:11am
Okay, I just learned the meaning of two more texting terms: SMH and LBD. Now, you might already know what they mean, but I'm still getting use to Facebook and Blogger talk. So, for those who don't know, I'd like to share.

SMH= shaking my head or scratching my head.

LBD= Little Black Dress

I wondered for so long, "what in the world does smh mean?" Now I know. :)

If you have some sewing or blogger lingo you would like to share, please keep us up to date.

Comment by Alethia on April 28, 2010 at 1:11am
Recon= short term for reconstruction. Also referred to as recycling or refashioning. As in re-designing a clothing item and refashioning into something updated, more stylish, yet functional.
Comment by Alethia on February 11, 2010 at 8:29pm
RTW=Ready To Wear

SA= Seam Allowance

FBA= Full Bust Alterations
Comment by Alethia on February 3, 2010 at 10:18pm
If you can think of any other terms please share them with us, thnx!

THNX!---Thanks! ( I guess that's another one)

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