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  • n. Plural form of selvage.


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  • I'm still a rank beginner, trying to keep my selvages all pretty.

    Thanks Carol! - And She Knits Too!

  • The rough-hewn edges of Hicks's book evoke the selvages of her textiles, and the white cover was chosen as a contrast to their rich colors.

    March 2007

  • I woke up think of making an A line with selvages! cindy

    Utterly Great - A Dress A Day

  • But what about all the selvages, the thread clippings, the batting scraps, the empty spools, the used patterns, the freezer paper, and all the other garbage left over?

    Consumer Choices Alone Won’t Craft A Green World, So What Do We Do?

  • The folds of the strings (selvages?) should be such as not to occasion pressure; they are to be soft and not thick; and all these things are to be proportionate to the length, breadth, and thickness of the part affected.

    On The Surgery

  • Note, however, that some modern-weave selvages do not look this way anymore.


  • The selvages on the long sides of the sheet go along the sides of the bed, the wider hem goes at the head of the bed, and the narrower hem goes at the bottom.


  • If you like non-wrinkle-treated sheets but do not wish to iron them, dry them on the line, being sure to hang them neatly, smoothing hems and selvages, in such a way as to ensure that the wind will billow them out.


  • Sheets usually have selvages along the sides, with hems at the foot and head of the sheet.


  • Even if you do not wish to iron your sheets, you might try ironing out just their selvages and hems now and then, to avoid getting such holes.



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