Tips for tracing seam allowances


Dreamer! In today’s post on our blog, we share unmissable tips for tracing seam allowances super easy. Stay here and learn the complete information we prepared for you.

Start sewing perfect seam allowances with these hacks. Try them in your following sewing projects and make this task easier!

We are sure you will want to try these tips ASAP!

First… what is a seam allowance?

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.

Now, let's to read the tips!

Tip 1

Double tracing wheel


Mark your patterns and the seam allowance simultaneously using this tool.

It has a ruler with measurements to place the wheels to the desired size.

Just ink in the discs with a stamp pad and mark your patterns quick and easy.

Tip 2

Verify the seam allowance with a sewing gauge


Before start sewing in your sewing machine, use a sewing gauge to verify that the seam allowance has the right width.

In this way you will avoid an uneven seam.

With this tip, your projects will be exactly with the desired measure.

Tip 3

Use 2 or 3 pencils

With this tip you will be able to trace your patterns and the seam allowance simultaneously.

  • Join with adhesive tape 2 pencils and mark a 1cm seam allowance.
  • Join in the same way 3 pencils, and obtain an exactly 1.5 cm seam allowance.

Before starting sewing always follow one of the tips above, and verify the seam allowances are made with the correct width.

With these tips for tracing seam allowances, the garments or projects you make will have exactly the measure or size you need.

In this way, you will avoid making adjustments before.

In another post, we show you a step-by-step project on how to make a seam allowance ruler to help you have handy the basic and common measurements you use in sewing projects!

Check out the post and start making your sewing projects easier.

Nowadays there are different tools that can help you to achieve perfect seam allowances.

We also invite you to learn more about the SA-583 sewing guide. We love to use it in our projects!

And that’s it!

If you try some of these tips, tell us in the comments your experience… and if you have another tip for this task, please share it with us.

See you in another post! Bye for now!

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