Steely Seamstress

Sewing for life

Glossary of Italian Sewing Terms

Types of clothing

abito – dress

camicia – blouse

cappotto – coat

felpa – sweatshirt / hoodie

giacca – jacket

gonna – skirt

maglia – top, sweater

maglietta – t-shirt

pantaloni – trousers

Parts of a garment

bottone – button

cerniera – zip

collo – neck, collar

manica – sleeve

tasca – pocket

Sewing Terms

apertura – opening

attaccare – attach

cartamodello / modello – pattern

cucire – sew

davanti – front

dietro – back

fliselina – interface

fodera – lining

lungezza – length

orlo – hem

piega – fold

pince – dart

rimboccare – fold back

rovescio – reverse side

spacco – slit

taglia – size

tessuto – fabric

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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