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.
This post is one in a series of sewing terms, concepts, and techniques that are used in articles, patterns, and tutorials on The Inspired Wren. Want more? Be sure to visit the ever growing Glossary.
Ren Murphy writes for The Inspired Wren.
You should really see all that goes into each project!
From my marathon sewing sessions, to all that I do when I #shouldhavebeensewing catch daily updates on Instagram (and Flickr) of works-in-progress. Get that behind the scenes view you’re looking for, and sneak peeks of upcoming tutorials, too.
The Inspired Wren is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.