SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login

Platinum Sponsor
Fabulous Fit
Fabulous Fit

Forum > Patterns and Notions > ImageWear Patterns ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
ImageWear Patterns
How does it work
Julkane  Friend of PR
Pennsylvania USA
Member since 9/14/07
Posts: 702
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

                                                     2 Replies

Date: 3/22/13 7:42 PM

I am uncertain how ImageWear patterns work. It says instructions in magazines and then do you have to order the tissue pattern?

Elna Excellence 740, Pfaff Quilt expression 4.0, Janome 300E, Brother 8500D, Babylock Ellageo, Janome 900CPX CoverPro, Brother 5234 Project Runway Serger, Singer Treadle, Singer 66, Singer 99

South Carolina USA
Member since 5/10/05
Posts: 2641
Skill: Advanced
Send Message


In reply to Julkane

Date: 3/22/13 8:30 PM

Where do you see that? I have all of their magazines, and they seem well put together. I can't imagine they print the instructions and the tissue separately.

Numbers for 2013:
Yards in stash: 606.25
Yards in: 22.75
Yards out: 10.50

Numbers for 2012:
594.00 yards in stash
4 yards in
10.25 yards out

Numbers for 2011:
601.25 yards in stash (I'm sure this number is off by a few yards)
Yards in: 137.50 (Seriously? I'm over 100, and it's only JULY? Ugh!)
Yards out: 88.75

Changma  Friend of PR
New York USA
Member since 2/20/12
Posts: 1093
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Send Message


In reply to Julkane

Date: 3/22/13 8:38 PM

The tissue patterns are a separate thing, I think...I've looked through the magazines online and don't see the pattern I like best, the high-waist pant and bow shirt. Pretty things, though.

I'd much rather have PEACE than pieces...

westmoon  Friend of PR
United Kingdom
Member since 9/7/11
Posts: 780
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Send Message


Date: 3/22/13 10:02 PM

I have both magazines and separate envelope patterns from Imagewear. One thing you have to bear in mind is that their translations into English are really bad, so it all takes some interpretation.

The envelope patterns contain a leaflet that gives the instructions in four languages, plus the pattern sheets. The pattern sheets are not like Big 4 pattern sheets: the pattern pieces are overlapped so you have to trace them before you can cut them out. They are printed on heavy white paper. Be aware that the instruction leaflet is extremely, extremely brief and often poorly translated.

The magazines are basically the same as Ottobre and Burda: white paper with the patterns laid out in multi-coloured lines that you have to trace, and a separate section that contains all the instructions for the patterns in that issue. Again, translation is a problem, although in my opinion the most recent issues are a little bit better than the early issues.

One woman. One sewing machine. One giant stack of fabric. What could possibly go wrong?

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Patterns and Notions >> ImageWear Patterns

Merchants on PR

Home Sewing Depot

Home Dec Sewing Supplies

Patterns from the Past

vintage sewing patterns

Nature's Fabrics

Natural & Organic Fabrics

Elliott Berman Textiles

Fabrics for Greater Ideas

O! Jolly! Shop

Sweater Knit Fabrics
Web site

adv. search»
pattern | machine | member

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2016® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.