Seams Sub-Object Level (Garment Maker)
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Select a shape object (spline or NURBS curve). Modify panel Modifier List Object-Space Modifiers Garment Maker Seams sub-object level Seams rollout

At the Seams sub-object level, you can define and edit seams and their properties.

Seams behave the same as curves, but at this level the mesh is displayed three-dimensionally instead of in a flat layout. Also, at this level the mesh is always updated when you add or remove a seam.


Create Seam

Creates a seam between two segments. Select two segments of the panels you would like to sew together and then click Create Seam. This creates a seam between the two panels that will be sewn together at simulation time.

Left: Segments selected

Right: Seam created between the two segments

Delete Seam

Deletes selected seam. (Selected seam is colored red).

Reverse Seam

Reverses or flips a seam that has been made with a twist in it. When creating seams, the first vertex on each segment is used to line up the resulting seam panel. Sometimes you can end up with a twisted seam and will need to use Reverse Seam to untwist it.

A twisted seam that needs to be reversed

Make MultiSegment

A MultiSegment is a combination of two or more segments that will be treated as one segment for the purpose of creating seams. Select the segments you want to combine then click this button. Note that if the segments are not contiguous, the gaps must be bridged by seams before this MultiSegment can be used in a seam.

Break MultiSegment

Break apart selected MultiSegments.


Turns the selected seam on or off, making it active or inactive.

Crease angle

Creates a crease at the selected seam. The angle value determines the target angle of the crease between the two panels or along an internal seam line.

Left: High crease angle

Right: Low crease angle

Crease Strength

Specifies the strength of the selected seam. This value affects the extent to which the seam resists bending in relation to the rest of the cloth object. A value of 2.0 means that the cloth will have twice the resistance to bending that it would otherwise have (as defined by the object/panel/vertex group properties).

Sewing Stiffness

The amount of force with which the panels are pulled together at simulation time. A larger value will pull the panels together harder and faster.


This applies only to an internal seam line. Makes a cut in the fabric at this seam line.


When on, sets the selected seam to be tearable. Default=off.

  • Tear Threshold Sets a threshold value for tearing the seam. This value is equivalent to the Strength value of a Weld constraint at the Group sub-object level. Default=10.0.
Seam Tolerance

The amount of difference in length between two edges that is permitted in the formation of a seam. The two segments that comprise a seam should be about the same length. If they have different lengths, the difference must be within this tolerance range. If you seam together two segments that are significantly different in length, the cloth will tend to bunch up (which may be a desired effect). In order to allow the creation of such a seam, the Seam Tolerance will need to be increased. The default is 0.06, which means that the two segment lengths must be within 6%.

Remove All

Deletes all seams.

Draw Seams

Shows the seams in the viewport; hides them when turned off.

Show Mesh

Show the mesh in the viewport, or hide it to work on your pattern. When this option is off, the mesh is represented with a bounding box.