Choosing the Sewing Allowance for your labels
There are many ways to apply a label to fabric. Depending on the localization of the label, you could need the sewing allowance to be on top, top and bottom, on the sides or all around.
What is a Sewing Allowance?
Sewing allowance is the distance between the edge of a label and the stitching used to attach the label to another piece of fabric.
What are The Most Typical Sewing Allowances?
In the “custom clothing label world”, the most common sewing allowance is 1/8?, with 1/4? and 1/16? following closely. Rarely we see 1/2? or 1? but they do occurred once in a while .
How much sewing allowance do I need?
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 your preference.
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 sides of your label or only on two sides.
Two sided sewing allowance is used if you want your label to be loosely stitched, be centered folded into a seam or added end folds to allow depth to your label.