Label terminology

Twill
a type of fabric weave which has diagonal lines/ridges.

Handle
the feel of a fabric/material.

Endfold
a type of label which usually runs horizontally and the left and right ends are folded underneath. The label gets sewn down each folded side.

Loopfold
a type of label the same as a centrefold but without a pre-folded crease in the centre.

Centrefold
a type of label which folds in the centre and the two loose ends are usually sewn into a seam.

Pip
a small label which is usually in the loopfold/centrefold style and only sticks out around 1cm/10mm

Seam allowance
the area of the label which is left blank usually for inserting into the seam allowance of a textile item or into an overlocked edge

Overlocking
a type of sewing machine stitch which encases all the raw edges of material and stops fraying

Fraying
when the weave ends of a material/fabric come undone and the yarns become loose

Hot-cut
when heat is used to cut the labels and this melts the polyester fibres creating a sealed and non-fraying edge