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The area between the stitching and raw, cut edge of the fabric. The most common seam allowances are 1/4in, 1/2in and 5/8in. Your pattern should say which seam allowance you are to use.

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    Apr 27, 2011, 03.14 PMby masonm00

    On all Burda patterns, it is unclear whether the seam allowance is already included, or whether you have to ADD the seam allowance.

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