TUTORIAL - How to print digital sewing patterns
Posted on 15 March 2016
- They are often cheaper than commercial patterns
- You can print the pattern as many times as you want in different sizes as your child grows.
- You get them instantly and there is no waiting to go to the store when you feel like sewing.
Steps to printing and assembling your pattern
1. Download your pattern. If you would like to try a free pattern download the rabbit skirt from here (click download now - no need to add it to cart.) Try and save it somewhere on your computer where it is easy to find in the future.
- You don’t need to print the whole file but just the pages with the actual pattern pieces. You will view the instructions on your computer screen.
- It is really important that you set your scaling to “actual size”. Some readers or printers might word this as “scaling set to none” or “100%” or “turn off scaling”. Even a small percentage of scaling can mean your garment becomes too tight.
5. Your pattern will go together in a grid. Check your pattern instructions for the grid layout. For the Rabbit Skirt you will put your pattern together in 3 rows and 3 columns.
7. Align the edges of the frames sticking the pattern together in the nominated grid layout using either glue or sticky tape.