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Tracing old seat parts to chipboard

I am in the process of practicing taking apart a seat cover and then tracing the pieces to chipboard. When I have the old seat piece and flatten it out and tack it to the chipboard do I trace around the entire outside of the old piece thus including the seam allowance used by the factory (3/8 of inch on my original GM seats).

OR do I try and trace the old piece's seam line (fold the selvage edge over while tracing) onto the chipboard and then later add a new 1/2 inch seam allowance to the original seam line on the chipboard?

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I usually trace around the whole thing and add 1/8" wherever a seam is all the way around. That gives me the 1/2" seam allowance I like to use.
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