What is a 5/8 inch seam?
A 5/8″ (1.5cm) seam allowance is generally considered a standard. As this provides enough extra between the seam line and the cut edge of the fabric to ensure that the layers are all stitched when joining. It is also important for materials that unravel easily.
Will I always have a seam allowance when sewing?
Unfortunately, there is no universally correct seam allowance. It is important to note that different designers will have different rules so it is always important to check carefully before you start cutting. … Knit fabric patterns typically have smaller seam allowances than woven fabric projects.
What is the use of ruler in sewing?
A ruler measuring 12 inches or even 18 inches, either clear or solid is a useful tool to have for measuring and drawing straight seam lines and cutting lines. Clear plastic rulers are generally used for quilting and pattern creation and alterations. A clear ruler is also a good tool for marking buttonholes.