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Tips & Techniques > Yet another way to get those pesky patterns back in the envelope!

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Posted on: 6/29/07 2:25 PM
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This works well for me as I like to keep my patterns in their original envelope with no loose strays poking out.

When finished with the project, I layer the pieces of the pattern tissue, beginning with the largest on the bottom.

Then I use the instruction sheet, folded as it was originally, as the guide for getting the tissue bundled just a bit smaller than the folded instruction sheet.

Once folded, use one of the pattern instruction sheets as a "taco" with the tissue as the filling and slip all back into the envelope.

The envelope will not be a 100% as flat as it was new, but all the pieces will be enclosed for the next time it will be used.

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solosmocker said...
Great idea! Thanks.
6/29/07 9:59 PM
Irene Q said...
Excellent idea!!
6/30/07 1:18 PM
Susan M said...
I press my tissue with a dry iron before I put it in the "taco". It gets the pattern a little flatter. Great verbage of "taco" to get the visual idea.
7/2/07 1:18 PM
vwroby said...
Ironing the folds will make it flatter.
7/7/07 12:38 PM
Happy go lucky said...
I love the taco analogy
7/30/07 9:33 PM
zeoplum said...
Ohhh, I like this tip. Thanks for posting it. :-)
11/17/07 6:19 PM
shoes said...
Actually, I like to take a used pattern envelop and insert it in a gallon zip-lock bag- then fold pieces and insert behind picture. Not so many wrinkles and I have room for a sample of fabric. label the top of bag with a marker("dress" or "jacket". Much easier to find!
2/27/08 3:35 PM
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