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Posted on: 2/1/10 12:17 PM
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Whenever I need to go up a size or add seam allowances (thing Burda's patterns from their magazine, which do not include SAs), I use my Olfa Rotary Cutter and the Olfa Guide Arm RTY-G. I set the guide for 5/8" and the arm goes around the pattern while the rotary cutter sits the appropriate amount out and the fabric is cut with the additional seam allowance. I use this whenever I've cut the wrong size on a pattern, also.

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kiball said... (4/16/11 9:36 PM) Reply
Great idea!
m1khaela said... (2/14/10 2:16 AM) Reply
Great idea--I just ordered one of these guide arms online! I've been laboriously adding seam allowances with chalk and a ruler.
Linda2003 said... (2/10/10 10:34 AM) Reply
What a great, easy idea.
glenj said... (2/6/10 6:38 AM) Reply
what a natty little gadget.thanks
 
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