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Posted on: 3/7/06 11:13 PM
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I hate to trace patterns. Hate it. Hate it. Hate it. I don't trace any of the big 4, because they're usually so cheap. I'm a new sewest, so most patterns I only make once, then they go back into the envelope to collect dust. However, i'm finding once in a while I come accross a pattern that I really like. For example, a basic cami or t-shirt. Not only are simple patterns great for expierence, they're good wardrobe builders.

I still hate to trace...heh...

Anyway, if I come accross a big 4 pattern that i'm going to make a million times, after I cut it, I iron on some fuseable interfacing. It certainly makes the cheap tissue stronger, and keeps me from tracing. Grr..tracing!

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SouthernStitch said...
I've done this with freezer paper as well. I have a big roll and have ironed the shiny side onto the tissue. Great tip, thanks!
3/8/06 9:32 AM
xela said...
Thanks for the tip! Such a good idea.
3/8/06 9:52 AM
Elaray said...
So, tell me SexiSadi -- how do you really feel about tracing!! ;-)
3/20/06 7:00 AM
Pyrose said...
I was actually just thinking about the best way to go about keeping patterns to use over and over. I was NOT looking forward to tracing. This is a great idea, SexiSadi! Thanks for the tip.
3/20/06 2:35 PM
nanee said...
Thanks, great idea. I'm going to start doing this with the patterns I like.
6/29/07 7:36 PM
pilarshirley said...
Thanks I've used the freezer paper trick and it works, great also. Having another backup in case you're out of freezer paper is terrif!
9/27/07 3:14 PM
 
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