Grainline

Grainline tips
GRAINLINE
This line runs parallel to the outside edge of a length of cloth.
If the Grain line has just one arrow it indicates
that a pattern piece may only be cut “This way up ! “
For example by a dominant pattern
or by velvet or corduroy.
If a grain line has a arrow point on each end a pattern piece
may be rotated 180° for e cient fabric usage.
TIP
With a non-stretch material it may be possible
to rotate a pattern piece 90° either to save
fabric and /or for a contrasting e ect.