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« on: April 29, 2008 05:46:14 AM »

I'm sure many of you use the online patterns, and I would love to as well (don't have a printer though and would need to print A4 x 40 at work, ha!)...however, it just seems like a real ballache matching up 40-odd sheets of paper (could take ages), then spending ages taping them together, THEN spending ages transferring it to greaseproof paper THEN sticking that together, to stop them moving, etc., THEN starting to apply pattern to material. Is it really as hard as I imagine? I'm pretty new to sewing but can't afford to spend 7-10 per pattern, well, I'd love to do more than I can afford! Tips? Thanks  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2008 05:58:18 AM »

If yopu can't be botherd with all the fafing about making your own paterns try carboots or flea markets and charity shops most have patterns hanging around. There is always ebay.
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2008 06:13:25 AM »

All those steps you listed seem like the long way around to me. Personally I never cared for tissue paper patterns and often transfer bought patterns to more substantial paper before using them.

The few times I've used pdf patterns I just taped at the page matching points thoroughly & cut from there- I skipped all those bonding & transfering steps you listed.
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