Digital pattern cutting

Apparel CAD – Alpha myu

We use apparel CAD for pattern cutting. For the type of work we do, this works best. And you never lose small pattern pieces unless you lose the data 🙂 When we make a garment, we need to literally read its patterns and there are lots of signs/marks.

Here are some

Darts, tucks and pleats – sometimes you might get confused which side you need to fold/press.
There are two diagonal lines that indicate the direction. The higher lines side simply goes over the lower lines side.

Normal notch – as you may already know, this is a guide for matching fabrics when you sew.
Triangle notch – this indicates where a zip ends.
Double circle notch – this means “stop stitching” f.e. slit.

ワサマーク(Wasa-Mark) – it means “Cut on fold”. => It’s best to also highlight this part so you don’t cut the fabric by mistake.

Three diagonal lines for fused part.

And there are even more marks. If you are interested, please let me know!

CAD pattern cutting
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