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  pattern you want to put the seam allowance around.  The computer will now say:
    Side to offset?

2.2.3.  Use the cursor device to move the PICK BOX to SELECT any where that is outside the outline of the pattern and CLICK SELECT.  The computer will then say again:
        Select object to offset:

2.2.4.  SELECT the next pattern piece you want to put seam allowance around by pointing to that piece's seam line with the PICK BOX and CLICK SELECT and then point the PICK BOX anywhere outside that pattern piece and CLICK SELECT, and so on..... or end the command by CLICKing the ENTER button on the cursor device.


    Use PLINE to draw lines from the corners of the pattern stitch lines or from the narrower seam allowance to the wider seam allowance in order to create a transition "connecting" line between the different widths.  The lines will become "CUTTING EDGE" boundary lines for the TRIMming process.  TRIM away the lines of the unwanted width of seam allowance from between these "connecting" lines.  You will need to use the SNAPTO functions for each beginning and end point of each line.

3.1.  SELECT PLINE (think "plot line")  (the command actually stands for POLYLINE)  from the DRAW pop-down menu.  The computer will say:
                Start point:

     3.1.1.  The command PLINE stands for "polyline".   This allows you to create a line (or shape) made up of segments of straight lines.  Click the cursor where you want the line to start, click the cursor where you want the line to connect to, and so on until you CLICK ENTER to end the command.
    This command will also create single lines made up of 2 or more points.  You can make lines that change direction at any point.  After you have selected the end point of the line, end the command by clicking the ENTER button on the cursor device.

3.1.2.  You can also make a “closed” polyline object with PLINE.  If you are drawing a closed shape, use the sub-command C(LOSE) after you have clicked on the last point in your shape. The computer will automatically join that point to the start point and J(OIN) them together, making a C(LOSEd) polyline.

3.1.3.  Polylines can also be drawn by entering X, Y coordinates.   For example, when we created the drawing page border for the Templates we used this method.  In the Sew1.dwt the first point is at 0,0; the second point is at 36,0; the third point is at 36, 48; the forth point is at 0,48. To finish the border we typed C for CLOSE and the computer closed the border by joining the fourth point to the first point.