What is a seam allowance?
Can Someone help me understand Butterick Pattern 4087(A) or just this sewing term?
So I am creating an apron with the Butterick vintage apron patterns. Its only five pieces minus the bias tape for edges. I have cut everything out and am now putting everything together. I am stuck at this sentence:
"Turn in seam allowance on unmarked edge of WAISTBAND 4 (piece 4); press.
What does this sentence mean?Does press mean iron? The drawing is really confusing because the waistband look backwards. Here is a finished picture of the apron:
- Jan409Lv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
a seam allowance is usually 5/8'' and marked in bold on the pattern
press can me iron, bit can also mean - press down
sorry its a bit difficult to put into words, wish I couldjust show you what to do