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What notches on patterns mean and why they are there.

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Comment by Ruth on August 19, 2010 at 1:18pm
I don't usually cut notches. I use a soft pencil, or cloth marker and just make a line about 1/4 inch long at the notches, 1 or 2, depending on the pattern.I also do this with darts, connecting them with a line the depth of the dart before sewing.
Comment by C onnie McAdam on August 19, 2010 at 11:42am
Notches on patterns are designed to help you match seam lines. The notch numbers are to help you match pattern pieces together when you sew. A hint: When cutting out pattern, cut the notches out rather than in, so if you need to let a seam out you have more usable seam allowance. Good luck.
Connie from Montana

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