7. Adding a custom seam allowance to your finished pattern
You’ve cut it, slashed it, designed a new neckline, rotated your darts and added all kinds of new design details. So what’s next? Adding seam allowance! This is usually a long, time-consuming process that takes some careful attention with a Pattern Master tool, especially when you’ve got lots of curves and panels. It’s a process that I personally used to dread. Well, not anymore. We’ve got two techniques for you to play with!
Adding Seam Allowance using the Offset Path tool (new technique)
A few of our followers have mentioned a technique for adding seam allowance that is far easier to use and more reliable than the Cutting Table. We’ve added a quick video tutorial to demonstrate the technique. It’s so simple and effortless, we’re now using it when customising our own digital sewing patterns. Thanks, guys!
Adding Seam Allowance using the Cutting Table (old technique)
We’ve created a very handy tool into the Cutting Table that does all the heavy lifting. Simply select your pattern pieces, pick from our range of pre-defined seam allowances and apply it to your block. We’ve even created a tutorial that shows you how to build your very own custom seam allowance that you can save to the Cutting Table and use on all your future blocks.