What Are Upholstery Joints?
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:
- Plain seam
- Plain seam with a single stitch
- Plain seam with double top stitch
- Hairline seam
- Lapped seam (also called Tucked seam)
- French seam
- Flat felled seam or Run and fell seam
- Mock flat fell seam ( also Welt seam )
- Corded or Piped seam
- Faced seam
- Hemmed fell seam
- Mock French seam
- Serged seam
- Slot Seam
- Counter seam
- Butt seams
- Sheet seam/linen seam
- Hand stitched seam – with ladder stitch
- Taped seam