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For my jean cloth I allow extra seam and around a curve I blanket stitch a little extra where I know it has more of a tendency to unravel.
If you really want to be authentic, your best choice would be to give it extra large seam allowance.
Much of internal construction of jacket was machine stitched. Even though you see no machine stitching on jackets because exposed machine stitching would not pass inspection
I also don't do cutouts when I go around a curve - I use less of them or I don't use them at all.
Tiger weave is real loose and I don't do cut outs at all when I use Tiger weave.
Some of jean cloth has a tighter weave than others.
When I do button holes with jean cloth, I use a larger buttonhole and use a wider seam allowance.
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