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Posted on: 3/14/06 6:13 PM
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I was looking at my Burda WOF pattern sheet in dismay, as I wanted to make my standard alterations while tracing, but moving back and forth between 3 sizes was confusing me. I didn't want to write on the pattern sheet because of show-through on the other side.

I found that brightly colored post it flags, shaped like arrows with black outlines, could "point" to the correct cutting line and guide me while tracing. While these flags are highly visible through the tracing paper, I think any Post it-type product with a mark to help orient you would do the trick.

Best of all - they leave no residue, and they are reusable many times.

redsquid (Linda)

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pilarshirley said... (9/27/07 3:06 PM) Reply
Great tip Redsquid! I used the post it flags to mark book pages and other things, but I would never have thought of using them to mark a pattern tracing area. Thanks!!
Elaray said... (3/25/06 8:30 PM) Reply
I've just finished tracing a pattern using this tip. I used one color flag to indicate the seam lines and a second color to point out symbols (like clips and notches) that I'm inclided to forget to trace. Thanks for a great tip, redsquid!
Elaray said... (3/20/06 6:57 AM) Reply
I love this idea. Today's "to Do" list included going to my local office supply store. I'll have to pick up some post-it flags. Let me add: You can point these flags at symbols to remind you to trace them also. I often forget to include the symbols when I'm tracing-off a pattern.
kmouse said... (3/15/06 9:08 AM) Reply
This is a great tip! The markerscanbe reused many times, pattern sheet stays clean, size line and other markers can be highlighted. I will use this tip today.
vasallese said... (3/15/06 5:05 AM) Reply
Thanks, hadn't thought of that. It's interesting how sewers can utilize all kinds of office supplies so we can keep on with out needling habit.
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