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« on: July 11, 2013 02:03:07 PM »

What paper should I use to trace a pattern?
!t's a mainland European one (yes, there is a difference, British patterns come with seam  allowance, mainland ones do not) so I know I need to add a seam allowance.
It's a gorgeous pattern, but very daunting as the patterns are all layered in different colours on the one page.

I have a tracing wheel, but what paper? I don't really want to have to pay for pattern paper, but will if I have to.

However, I have an abundance of wall lining paper so... would that work?!


oh, incidentally... this is my plan Cheesy

« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2013 09:17:26 AM »

I use freezer paper.
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2013 10:14:23 AM »

Incredibly hard to find the in uk Sad and when you do find it, it's really really expensive Sad
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2013 07:33:31 AM »

How about tissue paper like the paper you would use inside a gift box? That works really well and maybe it's easier to find there.
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2013 01:39:36 PM »

I've used all kinds of paper.

Here in the US, many craft stores sell brown or white craft paper by the roll, it's not too costly.

I've used cut up brown paper bags, used giftwrap paper, and table paper (paper for covering tables, comes on a roll like craft paper)
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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2013 02:22:29 AM »

we can get table paper Cheesy and I have two rolls of wallpaper leftover from last year Smiley skirt ahoy lol!
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« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2013 09:56:16 AM »

I've used tissue paper, I now have special paper that is sewable and it works very nicely.  I discovered it on craftster but can't remember what it is called right now. 

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