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Dealing With the Collar

The collar piece has a seam allowance of 0.5cm on the left and bottom. The seam allowance is displayed by having an internal line 0.5cm from the left and bottom of the collar piece. Once we remove the seam allowance, we also need to delete this internal line.

The tutorial assumes your preferences are set to using centimeters. However, if your preferences are set differently, you do not need to change them. Alternative instructions are given at the appropriate points in the tutorial.

The steps involved in removing the seam allowance from the collar piece are:

  1. Removing the seam allowance from the left edge

  2. Removing the seam allowance from the bottom edge

  3. Deleting the seam allowance internal line

  4. Viewing the digital seam allowance

Removing Seam Allowance - Left Edge

You’ll find this easier if you zoom in to the collar piece.

To remove the seam allowance from the left edge of the collar:

  1. On the Main toolbar, click Select.

  2. On the Horizontal contextual menu, ensure Pieces and Internal are selected.

    Pieces and Internal are selected

  3. In the 2D window, click on the left edge of the collar piece.

  4. In the Context view, select Seam Allowance.

  5. Type in -0.5, and press Enter.

    If your preferences are set to inches or millimeters, type instead -0.5cm.

    The seam allowance on the left is removed.

The following image shows the removal of the seam allowance from the left edge of the collar.

Removing the seam allowance from the left edge of the collar

Removing Seam Allowance - Bottom Edge

To remove the seam allowance from the bottom of the collar pattern piece, we repeat the procedure used to remove the left edge seam allowance. The only difference is that because the bottom edge is composed of multiple parts, to select the entire edge we need to hold down the Shift key while clicking on the various parts forming the edge.

  1. On the Main toolbar, click Select.

  2. On the Horizontal contextual menu, ensure Pieces and Internal are selected.

    Pieces and Internal are selected

  3. In the 2D window, press Shift and click on each of the lines forming the bottom edge of the collar piece.

  4. In the Context view, select Seam Allowance.

  5. Type in -0.5, and press Enter.

    If your preferences are set to inches or millimeters, type instead -0.5cm.

    The seam allowance on the bottom is removed.

The following image shows the removal of the seam allowance from the bottom of the collar.

Removing the seam allowance from the bottom of the collar

To clearly show each of the separate steps, the tutorial splits up the removal of the seam allowance from the left and bottom edge. However, you could remove both at the same time by selecting all the edges and then applying the change to Seam Allowance.

The following image shows the seam allowance being removed from the left and bottom edges at the same time.

Removing the seam allowance

Deleting the Internal Line

After removing the physical seam allowance, we need to delete the internal line.

To delete the seam allowance internal line:

  1. In the 2D window, below the collar piece, click Protected. A message is displayed.

  2. On the message, click OK. The icon no longer displays and the piece is no longer protected.

    Removing the protection

  3. On the Main toolbar, click Select.

  4. On the Horizontal contextual menu, ensure Pieces is cleared and Internal is selected.

     Pieces is cleared and Internal is selected

  5. Click on the internal line - it is displayed in red on the piece edges.

  6. Click Delete. The internal line is deleted. If done correctly, the piece edges now display in blue. To check this, on the Horizontal contextual menu, ensure Pieces is selected, then hover your mouse over the piece.

The following image shows the internal line being deleted.

Viewing the Digital Seam Allowance

After removing the physical seam allowance, you can check that the digital seam allowance is still there.

To view the seam allowance:

  1. Go to the 2D window toolbar.

  2. Click Seam allowances. The seam allowance is displayed on the pattern piece.

    Viewing the digital seam allowance

    In the preceding image, the seam allowance displays in red because that was the color set in Preferences. Your display may well use a different color. For more information, see 2D Window in Preferences.
  3. For the purposes of the tutorial, click Seam allowances so that the seam allowance no longer displays.

And that completes the removal of seam allowances from the collar.

Continue Once you have removed the seam allowances from the collar, continue with Dealing With the Sleeves.

 

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