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How to Set a Sewing Machine Seam Guide for Accurate Seam Allowances

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Setting the Seam Gauge on the Sewing Machine
Place the seam gauge at the end of the tape measure.

Setting Tape as a Seam Guide

Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
Place your seam guide at the end of the tape measure being sure it is perpendicular to the end of the tape measure. Do not make your seam guide longer than you need it to line fabric up as the fabric passes under the sewing machine needle.

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