Seam allowances on downloaded patterns
When you print out a pattern there is no seamline marked but it says 3/8″ seam allowance.
Is that inside the cut line or do you need to add 3/8″ to the piece? It has to be inside the cut line – right?
I would think if the pattern says "3/8" seam allowance" that it is already on the pattern. It's always best to measure the pattern against your body measurements (if it is a garment), so there will be no doubt. Just because the 3/8 is there, that doesn't mean you can't make it 1/2", 1" or any width you like.What site was this pattern on? Designers do differ.
It's from the Wild Things! accessories free downloaded program. There was nothing in the instructions about Seam allowances.
I have made the slippers from Wild Things, and they have the seam allowances on them. Actually, 3/8" would not have made much of a difference anyway. It's a great free site, isn't it?
Thanks! I just wanted to be sure before cutting the fabric.
Yes, it is great!
This post is archived.