What is the difference between the cutting line and the stitching line?
Seamline is the line that you sew along, usually 5⁄8 inch in from the cutting line (outermost edge of the pattern piece that you cut along). Seam allowance is the distance between the cutting line and the seamline.
What do dotted lines on a sewing pattern mean?
Dots are made in various sizes by the pattern companies. These must be marked onto your fabric. They indicate starting and stopping points for stitching, as well as points to match up markings for things like darts.
What is a visible line?
Visible lines are the edges or “outlines” of an object. They are drawn as solid lines with a thick/heavy weight.
What tool is used in cutting the final pattern?
Rotary cutters are mainly used to cut straight edges such as squares for quilting, but I have also seen some very competent cutters use it for cutting entire pattern pieces, curves, and all. When using a rotary cutter, may sure you keep extra blades handy.
What is backtack?
To lock the beginning or end of a seam by sewing forward for a few stitches and then reversing to sew backwards directly over the same stitches.
What is cut one pair self?
For many dressmaking patterns you need to either cut a pair of pattern pieces e.g. sleeves or cut one piece, on the fold. … It is effectively the same as cutting out when the pattern piece is facing you and again when you flip it over and it’s facing away from you. Cutting two, mean two identical pattern pieces.