What Are Upholstery Joints?


Upholstery Joints is a term given to different ways of joining upholstery when making furniture, its the seam lines where its joined together.

As nouns, the difference between seam and joint is that a seam is (sewing) a folded back and stitched piece of fabric; especially, the stitching that joins two or more pieces of fabric or seam can be ( UK | dialect | obsolete ) grease; tallow; lard while joint is the point where two components of a structure join, but are still able to rotate.

As verbs, the difference between seam and joint is that seam is to put together with a seam while joint is to unite by a joint or joints; to fit together; to prepare to fit together.

Common seams / joints in upholstery work / sewing work:

  1. Plain seam
  2. Plain seam with a single stitch
  3. Plain seam with double top stitch
  4. Hairline seam
  5. Lapped seam (also called Tucked seam)
  6. French seam
  7. Flat felled seam or Run and fell seam
  8. Mock flat fell seam ( also Welt seam )
  9. Corded or Piped seam
  10. Faced seam
  11. Hemmed fell seam
  12. Mock French seam
  13. Serged seam
  14. Slot Seam
  15. Counter seam
  16. Butt seams
  17. Sheet seam/linen seam
  18. Hand stitched seam – with ladder stitch
  19. Taped seam


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