Tip for making seam allowances


Dreamer! in today’s post, you will learn how to make your own seam allowances ruler.

This ruler helps you to have handy the basic and common measurements in sewing projects!

Seam allowance is the amount of fabric between the seam and the raw or finished edge of the fabric.

The seam allowance will be listed on the instructions for all sewing patterns.

They can range from 1/4″ wide to as much as several inches. 



For this easy project you will need:

  • A piece of cardboard
  • Scissors or cutter
  • Fabric
  • Marker
  • Patterns
  • Template guide
  • Pins
  • Chalk
  • Ruler

If you don’t have some of the materials, don’t worry! Here we leave you the link to the online of our friends at Casa Díaz, where you can find them!

Step 1.

Trace your template and cut it.

  • You can find the guide in the last image of this post.

Step 2.

Place the template on a piece of cardboard, mark all the measures as shown in the guide and cut it.

Now... how to use it?

Step 1.

Pin your patterns on the fabric.


Step 2.

Depending on the measurements you want to mark, place the ruler and mark all the edge as shown in the image.

This ruler is ideal for curves or straight lines.

You can use the measures on the ruler for marking different seam allowances.

You can personalize the measurements on the ruler or make various rulers with the measures you commonly use.

Before you start sewing on your machine, always verify that the seam allowance is of the correct width; this way, you will avoid the seam not looking straight.

With these tips, the garments or projects you will make will be precisely on the desired measurements you wish… so you will avoid making adjustments afterward.

We hope this post will be helpful for your following projects! So try it and start sewing seam allowances more easily!

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