S

saber saw
sachet
saddle stitch
saddle-stitch (v)
safflower oil
saffron
sailcloth
sake (wine)
saltbox
saltillo (no cap., no ital)
saltine
saltshaker
sand-cast
sandpaper
Sandwich glass
sangria
Santa(s)
sashes (pl. of sash)
satay (not “sate”; singular and plural)
sateen
satin stitch (n)
satin-stitch (v)
sauté
savoir faire
savoy cabbage
saw-toothed (adj)
sawtooth (n)
scale (not scales; measuring device)
scallop-edge scissors
scalloped potatoes
SCOBY (acronym for symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast)
Scotch tape (trademarked; use “transparent tape”)
Scotch whisky
scrap bag
scrapbook store, scrapbooking store (both are accepted; let your ear and the usage guide your choice)
scrapbooking
scrapbooking paper, scrapbook paper (both are accepted; let your ear and the usage guide your choice)
scraplift
scrap room
screen porch
screen print (n, v)
screen-print (adj)
screen printing (n)
screw eye
screw hole
scroll saw
Sculpey clay
sea blue
seafoam
sea glass
seagrass
seam line
season’s greetings
secondhand (adj, adv)
seed bead
seedbed
seedbox
seed case
seed coat
seedfall
seed head
seedpod
seed stitch (n)
self-seed
self-seeder
selvage
semigloss
sesame seeds
setup (n)
sewer (OK for “one who sews”)
shadow box (n)
Shaker (sect)
shakshuka
shape-up (n)
shapewear (i.e. Spanx)
sheer (transparent)
sheers (curtains)
sheet metal
sheet metal screw
shelfful
Shetland yarn
shh
shirr (v., draw together)
shirring (n)
shish kabob (not “kebab”)
shiitake
shoebox
shoehorn
shoe tree
S hook
shoji screen
shortcut (n, v, adj)
showerhead
showhouse
sideboard
side by side (adv)
side-by-side (adj)
side chair
sidedress
side-dressing
sidelight
sidepiece
side rails
sidewall (n)
side yard
sign-up (n)
silk ribbon embroidery
silk screen (n)
silk-screen (v, adj)
silver plate (n)
silver-plate (v)
silver-plated (adj)
silverware
sizable
skylight
skylit
sleeper sofa
sleeveboard
slideshow
sliding glass door
slipcover (n, v)
slipcovered
slip stitch (n)
slip-stitch (v)
sloppy joes
slow-cook (v) (EXCEPTION: Please use Slow Cook in the banner with Prep time, etc.)
slow cooker (n, adj)
smartphone
smock (v)
smocking
smooth-top range
Smyrna (stitch)
soffit
softwood
Soho (London)
SoHo (NYC)
soiree
soleplate (of an iron)
solid-surfacing (n, adj)
sorbet
soufflé
sour cream
Southern yellow pine
soymilk
space-saver (n)
Spackle (n, trademark; use “surfacing compound”)
spackle (v)
spaghetti (see Pasta List)
spa-like
spareribs
spartan (generic)
spatula
sphagnum
spiderweb
split-level
split-rail (adj)
sponge-paint (v.)
spooktacular
sportswear
spotlight (n, v)
spot lighting (n)
spray paint (n)
spray-paint (v)
springform pan
sriracha sauce
S shape (n)
S-shape (adj)
St. Barthélemy (or St. Barth)
St. Nick
stained glass (n)
stained-glass (adj)
stainless steel (n)
stainless-steel (adj)
stairstep (n, v)
stair-step (adj)
standby (n, adj, adv)
stand by (v)
standout (n, adj)
stand out (v)
starburst
stay stitch (n)
stay-stitch (v)
stem stitch (n)
stem-stitch (v)
stemware
stenciled
step-by-step (always hyphenated)
stepping-stone (n, adj)
step stool
still life (pl. still lifes)
stir-fry (v, adj)
stitch in the ditch
stockinette stitch (n)
stockpot
stonemason
stonewashed
stoneyard
storm window
stovepipe
stove top
stowaway (n)
stow away (v)
St. Paddy’s Day (short for St. Patrick’s Day) (added 3.17.15)
straightedge
straightforward (adj, adv)
straight grain (n)
straight-grain (adj)
straight stitch (n)
straight-stitch (v)
streamlined (adj)
stretch stitch (n)
striate (v)
striated (adj)
strié
string bean (avoid using)
striped
strip-piece (v)
strip-pieced (adj)
strip piecing (n)
strippy quilt
stromboli (singular and plural)
strudel
Styrofoam (trademarked; use “foam”)
sub-zero
sugarloaf
sugarplum
sulfured molasses
summerhouse
summer-sweet (adj)
Sunbelt
sun deck
sunlamp
sun parlor
sunporch
sunray
sunroom
sun screen (lotion)
sunshade
sunspace
superfood
supersize
Susan G. Komen for the Cure (formerly Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation)
swayback (n)
swaybacked (adj)
sweet corn
sweetmeat
sweet pea
sweet potato
sweet tooth
swim spa
swing arm (n)
swing-arm (adj)
swing-out (adj)
swing set
switchplate
syrup
Szechwan

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