Top 5 Questions About Sewing Allowances

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Have absolutely no idea what a sewing allowance is? We are here to tell you not to despair. The concept is very easy to understand and even if we do not have the one-size-fits-all answer for you, we will let you know the “standards” that we have seen throughout the years.

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Top 5 Questions About Sewing Allowances

  1. 1. Top 5 Questions About Sewing AllowancesWhen a customer looking for custom clothing labels, being woven or printed calls oremail us, we usually ask the same questions: • How many labels do you need? • What Style? • Width and Height? • Number of Colors? • Type of Fold? • Sewing Allowance?If you are new to ordering labels, you probably went:Huh?! Sewing allowance? I have no idea!We are here to tell you not to despair. The concept is very easy to understand and even ifwe do not have the one-size-fits-all answer for you, we will let you know the “standards”that we have seen thru the years.What is a Sewing Allowance?Sewing allowance is the distance between the edge ofa label and the stitching used to attach the label toanother piece of fabric.Do I Really Need To Have One?Yes! Having a sewing allowance will help not only you avoid sewing on top of yourdesign but our production machines ensuring your logo is centered on label.What are The Most Typical Sewing Allowances?In the “custom clothing label world”, the most common sewing allowance is 1/8″, with1/4″ and 1/16″ following closely. Rarely we see 1/2″ or 1″ but they do occurred once in awhile .How much sewing allowance do I need?
  2. 2. It is hard to say. The minimum distance you will need to attach your labels or tags will depend on your sewing skills, the position of the label in the product or just yourpreference.What is the difference in Sewing Allowance All Around vs. Two Sides?The decision is yours whether you want your label to be sewn down flat on all four sidesof your label or only on two sides.Two sided sewing allowance is used if you want your label to be loosely stitched, becentered folded into a seam or added end folds to allow depth to your label.

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