On the fold

When you have a pattern piece that is symmetric, the instructions might tell you that it is to be cut on the foldSee On the fold in the Sewing documentation.

This means that only half the pattern piece is printed, and you should cut it out by folding your fabric, and aligning the line that is on the foldSee On the fold in the Sewing documentation with the fold line indicated on the pattern.

The fold line is indicated with a double arrow like in this example:

Cut on fold
A cut-on-fold indicator

For an overview of all indicators on your pattern, refer to the pattern notation guide