April 26, 2016

Seam Allowance Defined

Seam Allowance Defined | The Inspired Wren

Seam Allowance

The part of the fabric between the stitching and the raw edge. Typically unseen in final projects, it can vary in size from a scant sixteenth-inch and up. In the illustration below the seam allowance measures a half-inch.


Seam Allowance:  The part of the fabric between the stitching and the raw edge. Typically unseen in final projects, it can vary in size from a scant sixteenth-inch and up; seen here as a half-inch. | The Inspired Wren


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