Definition of tailor's chalk in English:

tailor's chalk


  • Hard chalk or soapstone used in tailoring and dressmaking for marking fabric.

    ‘But by the end of the first week, her skin and eyes were itchy from the fabric dust and tailor's chalk.’
    • ‘She had some training in pattern making, but her experience and artistic ability - she had won a scholarship to art school, but did not take it - led her to work freehand with her tailor's chalk directly on the material.’
    • ‘Triangular shaped tailor's chalk is perfect for marking around templates or for marking quilting lines.’
    • ‘This wheel is used for marking seam lines where tailor's chalk is not advisable or appropriate.’
    • ‘The chalk carriage preferably includes tailor's chalk mounted in the chalk carriage for marking the garment.’
    • ‘You can also use tailor's chalk to chalk a line along the pattern edge where the pins are, but be sure to use a ruler.’
    • ‘Another alternative to tailor's chalk or pencils is the water soluble marking pen.’
    • ‘You can buy an inexpensive plastic holder for tailor's chalk with a built-in sharpener - your authors find this useful.’
    • ‘Once dry, use tailor's chalk to mark a circle for the opening and cut.’
    • ‘Trace the design on the fabric using tailor's chalk and cardboard pattern and cut out appliqués leaving about ¼ inch of extra cloth from the outline for seam allowance and border.’
    • ‘Trace the design and transfer it to the front and back of the legs of your chosen jeans using tailor's chalk.’
    • ‘Our products include ordinary chalk for school, high grade no-dust chalk, sidewalk chalk, marking chalk, tailor's chalk and so on.’
    • ‘Place hanger, as shown, on the pocket and mark directly along the upper edge of the the hanger with tailor's chalk.’
    • ‘Mark an outline with tailor's chalk, allowing an extra 2’.’