When cutting two identical shapes, a common issue we hear from our customers is… “they don’t match”. Basically, one of the cut pieces is too big or too small when compared to each other resulting in what is typically described as an “over-cut”.
Below are examples of this issue when cutting a “P” shaped armchair pattern.
From these images you can clearly see that the patterns are “off” in areas, meaning they don’t match up, especially around the curves.
In another example, we will look at an issue where the cut line is off from the plot line. This and the previous issue are the same but present themselves in different ways. The images below show a cut line that is off from the plot line when plotting, then cutting an 18″ long set of strips.
Not only are these strips not the same dimensions when compared to each other, but you can clearly see that the cut line does not fall on the plot line. Also notice in these photos how the cut line starts in the correct position but quickly veers off path. This should be a good indication of what is causing the issue.