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How to Properly Cut Out Your Pattern Pieces


At a glance

Video Duration: 5 minutes 25 seconds

You’ll love this video if:

  • You are a novice sewer
  • You are new to sewing patterns and instructions
  • You want to learn more about reading a pattern and correctly marking the pieces

You will Learn:

  • How to add seam allowance
  • How to lay out your fabric according to the pattern instructions
  • How to use a seam gauge
  • How to mark indicated notches


In this video, Denise Wild will show you how to set up your fabric and pattern pieces for accurate and efficient cutting. If you are new to sewing and patterns, this video will teach you the basics of pattern cutting and get you started on the right track Cutting out your patterns properly is essential for successful sewing projects.

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About the Expert:

Sewing expert, magazine editor, and author Denise Wild is the Founder of LoveSewing and The Sewing Studio and the Content Director of BurdaStyle. Denise started teaching sewing classes in her Toronto apartment in 2004, and those classes evolved into The Sewing Studio New York, now one of North America’s leading sewing schools. Denise is the Editorial Director of BurdaStyle US magazine, and has worked as a magazine editor since 2000 for top national publications including FLARE, House & Home, Faze, and ANOKHI. Denise wrote the popular sewing reference book Mend & Make Fabulous, and has written for numerous publications and networks including Hello!, Elle, HGTV, W Network, Glow, Elevate, Chatelaine, and Slice.