Tracing. If your fabric is fairly thin, you can transfer the designs directly onto the fabric using a light source such as a light box or window, marking the lines with a chalk-based marking pencil or water-soluble transfer pen or pencil. In a pinch, a finely sharpened standard pencil will also work.
What tools will you use to attach the pattern to the fabric?
Attaching your pattern pieces to your fabric or attaching one piece of fabric to the next requires thought, and care, and the right tools – whether pins, clips, or weights. The most common tool is pins, and you want to use the highest quality pin suited to your garment.
How do you sew a pattern without cutting it?
The best way to use a sewing pattern without cutting it is to trace the pattern. You can do this by laying out the pattern onto a table and placing a sheet of paper over the top. By tracing the pattern you can create the size you would like to make.
What is the first step to do before laying the patterns over the fabric?
Pressing. Press your tissue pattern pieces before you lay them on your fabric. Your pattern pieces will have creases in them from being folded in an envelope. If you put your iron on a low setting, you can safely press the creases out without damaging your pattern pieces.
Can I make my own sewing pattern?
Creating your own sewing pattern is a great way to save money and time spent in the dressing room. You can draft your own custom bodice piece using your specific measurements. This will allow you to sew tops or dresses and be assured that they will fit well.
How can I make my sewing patterns last longer?
There are some patterns in sewing that we use over and over again. Stacy Grissom shows us an easy to way to make your sewing patterns last longer by using lightweight fusible interfacing. Simply fuse to the back of your pattern with an iron, and your paper patterns will last much longer!
Do you cut patterns on the wrong side of fabric?
Most patterns indicate the right side (the pretty side) using a darker shade than the wrong side. (Occasionally, you may be instructed to cut a fabric on the right side, or to “cut one” meaning to cut on single layer.)