Saturday, March 22, 2014

Adding Seam Allowances The Easy Way

I am a Burdaphile.   It is my goal to encourage every sewer to appreciate and use patterns from Burda Style (and other pattern magazines).  The biggest obstacle seems to be the tracing.  I admit, the tracing is sometimes a headache.  The pattern sheets can be downright scary.  I can't do anything about that.  But I can make it easier to add seam allowances.

It's easy to add seam allowances using a simple compass … the kind you used in high school geometry class.

An inexpensive compass with a plastic point is best because the point is not sharp enough to tear through the paper during the tracing process.

Watch me add a seam allowance the easy way:

Don't be afraid of BurdaStyle and other magazine patterns!