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« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2008 08:28:38 AM »

London Trimmings is a wholesale haberdashery round the corner from where I live that supplies clothing manufacterers. They stock the huge metre tall rolls of brown pattern paper, which is more like thin card, and I usually cut off a chunk of it when I'm drafting patterns. Costs between 30-40 for a roll.

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« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2008 03:18:42 AM »

If I have a pattern I'm likely to use frequently, I cut it out of very soft 'stiffening'/vilene/interfacing - that's the word I'm looking for.  Or when I'm not feeling too skint I buy pattern tracing non-woven stuff called POLYTRACE, from   Knitwit  0870 603 0563. Ringwood Hampshire BH24 2PG They do mail order only, and will send you swatches.
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« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2008 04:35:40 AM »

I know this may not help in the UK but when I use patterns over and over I use interfacing (there are different weights I use one with a little more stiffness).....it is fairly cheap and most times you do not even have to use pins. 

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« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2008 09:58:10 AM »

I just wanted to second the recommendation of Staples. I use their brown (and occasionally green, whatever's cheapest!) to trace all of my patterns. I used to buy from their online shop, but now that there's one nearby me I usually just pick a roll up in store. At my rate, it usually lasts me a couple months!

Here's a photo tutorial of how I trace my patterns

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« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2008 01:51:03 PM »

I buy mine from mccullough and wallis they sell it very economically in batches of 25 sheets (91cm x 115cm) for under 10 or in large 150m rolls
they also sell block card by the metre

or you can always buy it from morplan
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