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Topic: Sewing Machine patterns - are they re-usable?  (Read 1936 times)
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« on: October 05, 2003 02:55:51 PM »

Hey everyone -

I purchased a purse sewing pattern and I intend to make several of the same, but I am worried the tissue paper pattern won't hold up.

How can I protect the pattern to re-use it over and over?  Or do I need to purchased several copies of the pattern?


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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2003 04:59:56 PM »

Trace the pattern onto freezer paper....? I've had good luck w/Reynold's brand.

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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2003 05:05:17 PM »

or trace it  on fusible webbing

« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2003 05:11:01 PM »

I reuse patterns over and over.  I just fold them back up and put them in a freezer bag with the instructions.  Then I just iron them out flat again.

 I find the place that has a tendency to tear is where I have pinned the pattern to the fabric so I put a little clear tape on there.  

Patterns can last a long time, my aunt gave me some tissue patterns that she used to make me special dresses and I used those patterns for my daughter.
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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2003 05:26:10 PM »

someone said to trace it onto freezer paper - but even easier, you can iron the freezer paper onto the back. there are directions on the paper's box.
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2004 07:05:57 AM »

I was thinking about this just this morning (am I psychic or what  Shocked
I thought it'd be interesting to use patterns for decoupage projects...has anyone tried this?

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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2004 11:55:06 AM »

I know this is a little off topic but...

did anyone see that one trading spaces where they wallpapered a little dressing area with vintage patterns?  It ended up looking like tea soaked tissue with cut markings on it.  I loved it...unfortunately the owner hated it...the way I see it don't sign up for the show unless you're ready for wacky results!

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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2004 12:17:42 PM »

i totally saw that episode! it is one of my favorites (genevieve designed it, she is my absolute favorite, i have not seen her on lately and miss her)
i would love to do the same to my teensy walk-in, wonder if the parents would mind...hmmm. Roll Eyes
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