Definitions

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  • adj. Not sewn.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ sewn

Examples

  • In sweatshops, the contractor, usually a slightly more established immigrant, obtained precut, unsewn garments from the manufacturer.

    Working Women's Education in the United States.

  • Fold the top down a quarter inch, then if using 1/2 inch elastic, another 3/4's inch, pin, and sew right at the inside edge of the fold (measuring about 5/8's inch if your sewing machine has that), leaving at least an inch on each side of the back seam unsewn.

    Year Around Feminine Fashions

  • For unlike embroidery, lace could be unsewn from one material to be replaced on another.

    [the art of lace making] brugge and surrounds

  • You mark the unsewn side so that you can match it up to the waist seam when you sew it up.

    Finally, A New Dress - A Dress A Day

  • When you've sewn one side of your zipper, zip it closed and mark the waist seam on the unsewn side of fabric and the zipper so you can pin it in the right place.

    Once more, from the top - A Dress A Day

  • Wash me and dig my grave and tell none thereof: but shroud me in this my gown, after thou hast unsewn it and taken out what thou shalt find in the bosom-pocket, which keep with thee.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Sew them together around the edges, right sides in, leaving enough of the edges unsewn to turn the right sides out.

    The Toddler's Busy Book

  • I shall be taking two 21 suitcases one for clothes, personal things, and unsewn fabric; in the other, I shall be shlepping my Bernina 1030, plus necessary gadgets.

    What Day Is It? - A Dress A Day

  • That evening as Kuzma Vassilyevitch was undressing to go to bed, he noticed that the upper edge of his leather belt had come unsewn for about three inches.

    Lieutenant Yergunov's Story

  • It is only some of the trimming come unsewn here and there.

    A Doll's House

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