Types of Stitches thru Tunics & Turbans

Types of Stitches thru Tunics & Turbans
This entry is part 3 of 21 in the series The Language of Fashion - 1939 Fashion Dictionary

Ever wonder how to name or identify the stitching that you might find on pieces of vintage clothing? Here are some excellent definitions, descriptions, and illustrations for types of stitches used in clothing construction and decoration including:

  • Arrowhead stitching
  • blanket stitch
  • buttonhole stitch
  • chevron stitch
  • chain stitch
  • cretan stitch
  • couching stitch
  • florentine stitch
  • french knot
  • huckaback stitch
  • looped braid stitch
  • outline stitch
  • petal stitch
  • Pekingese stitch
  • smocking
  • surface darning stitch
  • tailor’s tacks
  • trame stitch

Then, alphabetically: sweater types, Japanese Tabis, common types of threads, finally ending with tunics and turbans.


If my words run dry, it’s because my eyes are about to fry scanning and describing this dictionary… almost to the end, and it’s very informative and I’m learning alot!


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Jessica Kay Murray

Professional WordPress nerd. Lover of all things older than me. I am fascinated by early 1900s labor and feminist history, and have a sporadic addiction to reading nonfiction about those things on Archive.org. I scan old photographs and ephemera when I get really super bored. On Etsy I sell vintage clothing that I got as part of an interesting trade deal a few years ago.

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