Cutting Out Notches – Patterns

Cutting Out Notches on a Pattern

Cutting out Notches on a pattern are a pain in the neck! Many have just cut them off and forgot about them, but many more actually take the time to cut them out.

Let me give you a quick tip when dealing with notches.

When working with Woven fabric —

IF you are using a standard 5/8″ seam allowance, go ahead and cut the
notches off and then clip in to the fabric 1/4″ –> | snip if there
are two notches then –> || snip snip or three –> ||| snip snip snip!

this will save you so much time and energy!

This will NOT work with Knit fabric!!!!!!! we all know what happens
when a sweater gets a hole in it.. it runs.. so does knit fabric. Knit
fabric is knitted just like a sweater. With knit fabric you MUST cut
out the notches!!

Are notches important? you be they are! they tell you where to match
up the fabric, which is front or back and where you need to ease or
turn the fabric.

I can’t tell you how many times I have witnessed the sleeves being put
in backwards.

One Notch.. front of the sleeve, two notches, the back!


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