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French seam

n.
A seam stitched first on the right side and then turned in and stitched on the wrong side so that the raw edges are enclosed in the seam.
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French seam

n
(Knitting & Sewing) a seam in which the edges are not visible
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French′ seam′


n.
a seam stitched on both sides of the cloth.
[1885–90]
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