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Add Pattern Markings for Sewing Accuracy

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Those of us who sew are always looking for ways to make our sewing more efficient and accurate. I’d like to show how you can add pattern markings to help make your sewing easier. Some patterns give few match points, so it can be difficult to know where sewing lines and foldlines are. I always add my own, and so can you.

I’ll walk you through where and how to add the marks and lines. My sample is a tiled Burda pattern that was downloaded, printed, and taped together. Your pattern may be slightly different, but you can you use this as a guide.

1. Notice if there are bust and fish-eye darts on the pattern’s bodice section. If there are no match points printed on the pattern, as in this case, draw them on to get more accurately sewn darts.

Note: I chose the solid-line size so…

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  1. user-2359590 | | #1

    very useful thank you. I was using some of these methods but not being careful about matching points on darts. I have often confused myself with snips for match points and snips for centre front particularly with a cut on placket. I will be using the v snip from now on.

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    pamhoward | | #2

    Great! I’m glad that I am able to help you. Having different types of markings really help with accuracy when sewing garments together!

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