You can create a basic seam when you want to add a simple seam on all the selected pieces. First, a Basic seam is added to all the pieces. Next, if required, each piece is given the correct seam allowance and seam type on special corners.
Note: You can enter a negative value. This is usually used when a style was digitized on the Cut line.
To create a basic seam:
Open up your pattern.
Select a piece or multiple pieces.
In the toolbox, expand Seams.
Select Basic Seam.
The Set Basic Seam Line dialog appears:
In the Seam Width field, enter the seam width. You can enter a negative value if required.
In the Pieces area, select one of the radio buttons:
All Pieces in the File: Select if you want to apply the seam allowance to all the pieces in the PDS file (will apply even to pieces that do not appear in the Working Area.)
All Pieces on Working Area: Select if you want to apply the seam allowance to all the pieces that appear in the Working Area.
All Selected Pieces: Select if you want to apply the seam allowance to the all the pieces you selected.
Current Piece Only: Select if you want to apply the seam allowance only to the piece you selected.
Click Ok when you are done.
In this example, the front piece has a 3cm seam:
In this example, the front piece has a negative seam (notice the seam appears inside).
Note: It is not recommended to work with negative seams as this affects the auto reseam function.
To make the seam appear inside, go to Tools > Seams > Switch Pieces to Sew. This ensures that the pieces work on the sew line.
To remove the seam, select Remove Seam, or press Shift +S.