Your question: What is 5/8 on a sewing machine?

5/8″: This is the standard seam allowance for sewing apparel. This leaves lots of room for alterations, tweaking, and a variety of seam finishing techniques. This is also the widest seam allowance you will usually find specified in sewing projects – except perhaps for home decor projects.

Where is the 1/4 inch mark on a sewing machine?

Accurate 1/4″ Seam Allowances are achieved with the Quarter Inch Foot because the distance from center needle opening to the right hand edge of the needle, is a 1/4″.

What does 5/8 inch seam allowance mean?

A 5/8″ (1.5cm) seam allowance is generally considered a standard. As this provides enough extra between the seam line and the cut edge of the fabric to ensure that the layers are all stitched when joining. It is also important for materials that unravel easily.

What is a 1/2 inch seam allowance?

A seam allowance is the area between the fabric edges and the line of stitches. Seam allowances can range from 1/4″ wide to as much as several inches. Most patterns call for a specific seam allowance. In general, our patterns call for a 1/4″ or 1/2″ seam allowance.

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