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Thread: does anyone know what this mean?

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    does anyone know what this mean?

    I have a purse pattern, and in the cutting directions it tell me to: cut 4" OTL, what does OTL mean, I have no clue and have never seen this before.

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    off the length? I'd have to see more of the directions to be certain. perhaps because it is a purse it is referring to the lining?
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    over the line? just a guess

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    never seen that either.

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    OTL usually means "outside the lines" but it's a sports reference, so I am not sure how that applies to sewing on fabric.
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    I'm also thinking Off The Length ... perhaps these are your handles?

    Look thru the pattern thoroughly ... there's probably somewhere that they have shown the acronyms they are using.
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    more abbreviations? I'm beginning to hate them. i'd contact the pattern maker!!!

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    If they meant along the length of fabric, they should have said LOF (as opposed to WOF=width of fabric). OTL is a strange one.

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    OTL means on the line over here (seams included) but as suggested above I think it's best to check with the pattern maker.
    Anniehug

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    I'm with you nativetexan.
    Sure gets challenging to learn what all these letters mean.
    Guess spelling it out is = NLAO = no longer an option.

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