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Posted on: 4/18/08 3:45 PM
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I recently bought an infant layette pattern, and knowing I would use it more than once, decided to cut out the largest pattern size available. Sometimes there are smaller sizes that intersect the cutting line for the larger size - such as this piece -go to this site for a picture of piece http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e44/newlywedws/Sewing%20and%20fabric/100_5425-1.jpg


Rather than cut out the size that I needed, and possibly lose the other piece for the remaining sizes, I simply took some tissue paper, cut it to a size of 8 1/2" x 11" inserted the tissue paper into my printer and copied it. I will have to do some minor taping, but it works beautifully - in fact I'm suprised it worked!!! So now I have the ability to cut the size I need and not worry about discarding the excess piece.

This tip will only work for those printers that have the built in copy, scan feature.

To see what the original pattern and my copy pattern look like go to the following site
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e44/newlywedws/Sewing%20and%20fabric/100_5429.jpg

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Susan M said...
I've wondered about this but never followed through. Does the copied piece stay the same size or does it get slightly larger or smaller?
4/18/08 7:02 PM
newlywedws said...
Susan - the copied piece was exactly the same size :) Though I'm thinking that it could be enlarged/reduced if one desired to "tinker" around w/ the scan feature - scanning it, reducing/enlarging then printing it - I was just surprised at how easily the tissue paper fed through the printer!
4/18/08 8:57 PM
Sarah J Doyle said...
When I'm dealing with patterns as you've described, and know I'll be using more than just one of the sizes, I use Pattern Ease, a polyester/rayon fabric that can be ironed and will not tear. This works great - thin enough to see through to copy the pattern but strong enough not to tear through many usings.
4/19/08 3:08 PM
 
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