3 Curved Rulers You Need for Sewing

When we are in the project for pattern making or fitting adjustments, curved rulers are always much more useful and convenient than straight grading rulers. Skilled designers always regard it as a secret weapon when making alteration to their VIP garment. This blog we will recommend 3 types french curve rulers – used for seam allowance, hip curve, armhole curve, neckline curve, etc. As we know actually our body are not shaped by straight edges and lines, we are curved.
So these types curved rulers must have a place to shine!

  • French Curve Ruler

The Kearing 1203S French curve is the most common curved ruler used for fashion design. It is helpful to give an accurate guide for drawing perfect curve lines and making common fitting or pattern adjustments. The french curve comes with dual inking edges to ensure smudge-free and concise curves. This allows use of pencil and technical pen on both sides of the French curve without worrying about bleeding of ink on paper. This french curve is an ideal tool for drawing irregular curves.

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  • The Hip Curve

The Kearing 24 inch hip curve ruler is also an essential tool for pattern making and fitting adjustments. We always use it for hemline, elbow and lapels – it is a good ruler to use for anywhere a slight curve line needed. The hip curve ruler is also particularly useful for making side-seam adjustments. Once a side seam is pinned to fit, use a hip curve to draw in the new seam line that the pin line has created. The ruler is unlikely to conform exactly to the curve of the pinned line, so it will likely require drawing in the new seam line in phases.

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  • The Styling Design Curve

Kearing 6504 styling design ruler is one of the most popular french curve for home sewer who use imperial measurements. It is a perfect tool to convert darts into princess seams, and also used for making side seam adjustments.

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30” curve line size & 16” straight ruler size. Curve for Neckline, Armhole, Sleeve cap, Hipline & Waistline. This French curve ruler has a wonderful curved head that can be used to assist the drawing of armholes, hiplines and crotch lines. It also has curved guidelines and a grading grid. This handy ruler is a necessity to any pattern maker. Easily use this ruler to draft, design and alter patterns or any time curved or straight edge is needed.


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Today, as a top-tier international player and provider of entirely original and professionally reliable fashion design equipment, KEARING keeps expanding its loyal audience of customers through affordable but top-quality, durable and trustworthy design tools specifically designed to inspire and nurture our customers’ creativity, and provide them with the perfect way to express themselves while reaching unprecedented levels of professionalism.

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