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How To Assemble PDF Patterns Quickly & Efficiently We are super excited that this year we began to introduce PDF sewing patterns! With the last few new patterns, we have been able to offer a PDF download option as well as our usual printed patterns. We are also working through the existing pattern line, and eventually we would like to offer the instant download option for every pattern. Personally, I love PDFs. I love having the option of reprinting instead of retracing. Print in draft. When I print PDF patterns, I always print in “draft” mode. Since we’re on the subject of printing, be sure to turn off page scaling! Trim sparingly. The pattern will print out with a border of empty space all around the page. Keep a recycling bin at arms reach. When I am working on a new project, I am the worst for leaving a trail of paper, fabric scraps, and loose threads. One row at a time. The first few times I assembled PDF patterns, I would trim a page, tape it down, trim a page, tape it down. Small pieces of tape. Strategic tape placement.

Understanding a typical Japanese sewing pattern » Japanese Sewing, Pattern, Craft Books and Fabrics After posting the dictionary of sewing terms, I shall now go through an example of a typical pattern you can find in the sewing books. Most pattern books follow a similar structure such as this one. You will usually find something like the above, with the size information as well as the list of materials and procedure, as well as two diagrams. One for cutting of the fabrics and one for the procedure. Let’s break it down into 4 parts to get a clearer picture. First, determine the size you need. Special notes to take care of when cutting, preparation details, and then order of making. For most books, unless specified, the seam allowance is usually 1cm. Hope this will help! Just leave a comment if you have any questions. Share 8K+

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Letter to the Big Four Designers (Hot Patterns)Drafters (Style Arc)Passionate Teachers (Cake, Sewaholic)Downloads (Lekala)Software (PMB, Bernina My Label)Sewing Celebrity Books (Gertie) Before I get to my point, let me, your customer, tell you a little bit about myself. I learned to sew in public school, which is another way of saying I am an American Baby Boomer. Prior to June 2012, sewing was not something I discussed with anyone outside the online sewing community. I never belonged to the American Sewing Guild, for example. Did you know that you lost sales over the last few decades? Here is a very common conversation, if you are me. Person: Hey Robin, did you make your top? Me: Really? Person: Yes, but I am no good at it. Me: What do you mean that you are no good at sewing? Person: Nothing ever fits. Me: Sewing is to fitting as driving is to auto repair. One wonders, given the enormous variety of human bodies, is it possible to produce a pattern with a better fit?

Dictionary of Japanese Sewing Terms » Japanese Sewing, Pattern, Craft Books and Fabrics last update – 11 Dec 2013 This list is constantly growing as I will be updating it when I come across new terms. I have accumulated this list by painstakingly going through the dictionary so please do not reproduce this on your own personal blog. You are welcome to link to my blog but please credit it to my site. Thank you! Download Print-Friendly PDF for reference while you are sewing Dictionary of Japanese Sewing Terms Points to note when reading Japanese patterns Some books come with more than one pattern piece.

Not-So-Itty-Bitty Bow Pattern » Untangling Knots Part 1: Not-So-Itty-Bitty Bow Pattern There are a lot of knit bow patterns out there but most of them had something about their construction that I didn’t like. I decided to write up how I like to make knit bows. I’m breaking the directions up into two parts to keep it from being overly long and because part 2 should be useful for other things than this pattern. Part 1 would be this, the knitting pattern for bows. Part 2 will be directions for my favorite method of attaching stuff to hair clips. I’ve included instructions for two different styles of bows. Materials For the Bow: 3.75mm Knitting NeedlesDK or Worsted Weight Yarn Scraps – The red bows are Bollicine’s Dolly and the blue is Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece. Ribbed Bow:CO 10Work in 1×1 ribbing for 1in or to tasteRow 1: ssk to endRow 2: Purl to endRow 3: Knit to endRow 4: Purl to endRow 5: kfbl to endWork in 1×1 ribbing for 1in or to matchBO To make either bow wider or narrower, work more or less stitches in increments of two.

Sewing Pattern Vocabulary Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to subscribe via email so you don't miss a post. Hey y’all – today I want to go over a few parts of sewing patterns. Sometimes when you’ve been sewing for a while, you forget that words like “armscye” and “rise” as they’re used in sewing aren’t common knowledge, so today I’m going to break down the basic parts of bodices, pants and sleeve patterns – a sewing pattern vocabulary, if you will. Let’s start with the bodice – below is a basic bodice block. Bodice pattern piece – basically a top for a dress or shirtArmscye – the curve on the bodice pieces that goes around the arm.Shoulder seamDart – part of the fabric that is sewn together to help flat fabric mirror the three dimensional curves of the body.NecklineWaistline Sleeve PatternSleeve cap – the edge that gets sewn into the armscye; also all of the sleeve above the biceps lineSleeve cap height – this is taller for more fitted sleeves and shorter for looser sleevesUnderarm seamsHem

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Sewing 101: Pattern Size and Body Measurements Part 2: What Pattern Size are You? One of the reasons that people sew is to get a garment that fits perfectly. People are not necessarily created equal – they come in all shapes, heights and sizes. Like ready-to-wear clothes, sewing patterns come several different sizes to fit all of these different bodies. Pattern sizes are not the same as retail clothing sizes Ever try on similar skirts from two different brands, both marked with the same size, only to find that they fit differently? Patterns have consistent, standardized sizing from pattern brand to pattern brand. Since you can’t try a pattern on, getting the correct size is the #1 priority. Body Measurements Getting the correct body measurements is key, so it’s important to take your body measurements carefully. When taking your body measurements, wear the undergarments you normally wear for the most accurate results. Getting Your Starting Pattern Size Let’s Talk About Ease What is ease, anyway? Figures Types and Special Sizes

Free Adult Slippers & Socks Knitting Patterns Everyone loves knitted socks. They are like a right of passage for knitters. Socks tend to be knit on double pointed needles, although you can also used circular needles. A popular method for sock knitting is Magic Loop knitting. Salto Socks Intermediate. Gauge: 9.0 stitches per inch or 36.0 stitches per 4 inches. Pumpkin Vine Socks Gauge: 7.0 stitches per inch or 28.0 stitches per 4 inches. Mulled Wine Socks Gauge: 3.0 stitches per inch or 12.0 stitches per 4 inches. Mimus Socks Beginner/Intermediate. Microprocessor Socks Gauge: 8.0 stitches per inch or 32.0 stitches per 4 inches. Longitudinal Socks Gauge: 7.5 stitches per inch or 30.0 stitches per 4 inches. Kew Socks Carousel Socks Winnow Socks Gauge: 8.5 stitches per inch or 34.0 stitches per 4 inches. Spiral Tube Socks Q Socks Gauge: 8.25 stitches per inch or 33.0 stitches per 4 inches. Peacock Socks There's 90 Adult Slippers & Socks patterns. ← Previous12345Next →

Choose the Correct Pattern Size Learn how to choose the correct pattern size for a well-fitting garment. Personal measurement chart by Susan Andriksfrom Threads #86, pp. 14, 16 The first step to making a garment that fits well is to choose the correct pattern size. Measurements are key When choosing a pattern size, you need to know some basic body measurements (see Personal measurement chart). As I'm sure you're aware, sizing in the ready-to-wear industry is not consistent and most of us fit into a wide range of sizes, depending on the designer or manufacturer. Among the major pattern companies (see Pattern companies online), however, sizing is based on a standard set of body measurements, which are provided on each pattern envelope and at the back of the pattern catalogs.