What are the triangles on sewing patterns?

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What are the triangles on sewing patterns?

What do the triangles mean on sewing patterns? Triangles and diamonds are called notches and indicate you need to mark these points to enable you to match up the pattern when sewing. Notches can be single, double and colored, or open.

What do notches mean on sewing patterns?

Pattern notches are small marks made on the pattern to ensure that one pattern piece will match up to the pattern next to it. They can be used to show what the value of the seam allowance is, and can also be used as markers along a seam to make sure that the two pieces of fabric will come together correctly when sewn.

What is nap in sewing pattern?

Put simply, the nap is the texture of the fabric and describes which way the fibres align. You can see the texture of the Liberty cords from Sewbox in the image above. Run your fingers over a corduroy and you can feel which way the fibres go smooth and flat and this is the direction of the nap.

Do Mood fabric patterns have seam allowance?

Any major alterations to a pattern should be made before it is cut to avoid unintended changes to the overall finished product. Seam allowance does allow room for minor alterations/adjustments. Press open seam allowance using pressing tools to fold the fabric back on itself exposing the sewn seam.

Which way does pattern run on fabric?

Usually fabric patterns run “up the roll,” meaning the pattern flows from top to bottom, parallel with the selvage edges. On a fabric that is railroaded, the pattern runs across the roll from selvage edge to selvage edge.

What do the notches on a sewing pattern mean?

What are the circles on my sewing pattern?

Squares, circles, and other shapes – These small shapes are usually positioned at the neckline or armholes of a pattern (though they can technically show up anywhere). These are used to indicate the point at which you should match up two pieces of the pattern, such as fitting a sleeve into an armhole.