We want to sew and we want to do it NOW! The most time consuming and annoying part of sewing is adding a seam allowance to all your pattern pieces.
No longer do you have to measure and trace around each individual piece, the Seam Allowance Guide will do that for you while you cut out your fabric.
Now you can spend more time on the fun stuff.
- Burda Style Magazine Patterns
- Japanese Pattern books
- Marfy Patterns
- Copying your own clothes
- Designers creating patterns from scratch
- Altering patterns
- Left or right handed scissors
- Picking up pins!
Green or Yellow?
Some scissors blades have a slight slope on the outer edge. This is about 3 degrees. If your scissor blade is sloping put the yellow guide on and rotate it until it's parallel to the table/fabric. The green guide is used for scissors that have no slope on the outer edge of the blade. Also great for the tip or at the pivot of the scissors.
Both are included in the packet.
The Seam Allowance Guide uses a rare earth magnet which is extremely strong.
Where on the scissor blade do they sit?
This will depend on your cutting style and the pattern shape. For long straight cutting, position it further back towards the handles. For curved patterns where the cutting action is smaller position it closer to the tip. As a rule the guide sits where the two blades separate during the cutting motion.
For right handed sewers.
The pattern piece goes to the right of your scissor blade - Cut clockwise around the pattern. The guide sits on the upper blade.
For left handed sewers.
The pattern piece goes to the left of your scissor blade - Cut anti-clockwise around the pattern. The guide sits on the uppper blade.
- Place and pin your pattern piece on top of your fabric. Make sure you leave enough space between the pieces to accomodate your seam allowances.
- Mark with a ruler and chalk your desired seam allowance size (one time only)
- Attach the magnetic green or yellow guide to your scissor blade.
- Cut into the fabric at the chalk mark with your scissors.
- Move the black band to line up with the pattern edge.
- Make sure the (yellow) guide is parralel to the table by rotating it.
- Start cutting keeping the black band aligned to the pattern edge at all times.