Sewing is an art. It’s not something you can rush through (at least it’s not something I can rush through). Paying attention to the little details is important. This lesson is a quick one: always use the tip of your scissors when cutting the pattern notches into your fabric. Otherwise, this can happen:
What do I mean by cut with the tip of your scissors?
For those of you who are very beginner sewers, these little notches are used in sewing patterns as a guide to ensure that one pattern piece will fit with another. As shown in the photos above, I have cut the notches into the seam allowance. Other ways to avoid the mistake shown above are: cut the notch outside of the seam allowance (cut the triangle as a mirror image to what is shown on the pattern piece), or you can use a marking tool to mark the notches.