My pattern description tells me this : the seam allowance for the darts is 1/4⒝; the rest of the garment is 5/8â’ but how much is it in centimeters (cm) – and what does â stand for – it is the same as an inch? I am quite comfused


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  • Purplefan_large

    Feb 9, 2014, 05.12 PMby purplefan

    Many sewing machines in North America- the metal plates under the sewing machine foot have markings in fractions of an inch to allow the sewist to choose which seam allowance width to use for sewing. 5/8" is the standard seam allowance used for sewing clothing.

    5/8" or five-eighths of an inch= 1.5875 cm 1/4" or one-quarter of an inch=0.635 cm Found this video link that may help you:

    The " or double quotes mark is a symbol meaning “inch” or "inches. The a with circumflex you see means your Internet browser’s Encoding is not displaying the symbol correctly. View>Encoding should show you which language encoding is in use and you may have to change it to see the correct character.

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    Feb 13, 2014, 07.24 PMby amaliesmiler

    Thank you very much – that was helpful.

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