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pattern click to hear : pattern

Paper template used to cut the various pieces of a garment.
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dart notch fold line hemline zipper line lengthwise grain alteration line seam allowance marking dot seam line cutting line

dart click to hear : dart

Symbol indicating the position and width of the fold on the inside of the fabric that makes the garment snugger.

notch click to hear : notch

Marking used to precisely match pieces that go together.

fold line click to hear : fold line

Marking indicating that the pattern must be placed on the folded edge of the fabric and in the grain direction.

hemline click to hear : hemline

Line indicating where to fold the fabric to create the bottom of a garment.

zipper line click to hear : zipper line

Line indicating where to position the zipper.

lengthwise grain click to hear : lengthwise grain

Line with arrows indicating how to position the pattern on the fabric so that it lies in the direction of the warp threads.

alteration line click to hear : alteration line

Double line indicating where to adjust the length of the piece of fabric to suit the person who will wear the garment.

seam allowance click to hear : seam allowance

Distance between the seam line and the cutting line; it creates a fold on the back of the garment once the seam is stitched.

marking dot click to hear : marking dot

Sewing mark indicating an area that requires special attention.

seam line click to hear : seam line

Line indicating where to sew a seam.

cutting line click to hear : cutting line

Line indicating where to cut the fabric.