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Grainline Description

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This is the explanation of "Grainline", "cut on fold", and "symmetry" on the pattern paper.

The red dotted line on the far left with the selvage is the "lengthwise(grain)".

The blue dotted line is "crosswise(Grain)".

While "lengthwise(grain)" has almost no stretch, "crosswise(grain)" is stretchable, depending on the fabric.

If you are not sure which fabric is which, the one that does not stretch by pulling is "lengthwise(grain)".

Fold the cloth in two as shown in the photo, according to the size of the Paper pattern.

Let's look at it from the side. The line formed by the fold is where the "cut on fold" should be aligned.

The "cut on fold" on the right edge is a mark to indicate that the fabric is to be taken symmetrically.

Grainline is "lengthwise(grain)

Match the paper pattern to the edge of the folded fabric.

Once aligned, fasten all Paper patterns with marking pins.

Cut fabric with fabric scissors.

When you have finished cutting the dough, remove the marking pin, but if you need a baste or marking pencil, do so at this time.

The cut-out fabric is symmetrical when unfolded.

The advantages of making paper patterns with "cut on fold" are

Symmetrical patterns only need to be cut in half.

Paper patterns are only half the size.

Baste and marking pencils can be done on both sides at the same time.

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