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inexpensive alternative to burda's plastic tracing sheets (Tip/Technique)
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Posted on: 5/17/09 1:50 PM
I like tracing BWOF or Patrones patterns onto plastic tracing sheets because all the details of the pattern pieces can be easily seen and copied (no confusion, no missing lines/notches/etc) -- plus it allows that taping the patterns together makes 'tissues-fitting' very convenient.

I dislike the price, however, and that the sheets can be quite flimsy. In the home depot and DYI markets, I found sturdier inexpensive plastic sheets intended for covering your floor and/or furniture when painting: I prefer the sturdier quality of the foil and the price per sqare meter.
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ClareinStitches said...
Do you have to use a particular type of pen with these plastic sheets, GBK? I happen to have a large chunk of this sheeting and it sounds a Brilliant idea. Thanks.
5/18/09 8:57 AM
fryman said...
Great idea!
5/18/09 6:36 PM
GBK said...
Clare, any overhead marker I used so far worked well. I prefer the waterproof ones but it should also work with the watersoluable markers.
5/20/09 1:17 AM
mhk3boys said...
I am so into the plastic sheeting for tracing patterns. I found a tip on PR where to use 4 mil thickness. I like BIC permanent markers over Sharpie.
5/21/09 9:56 AM
ClareinStitches said...
Thanks for the info re suitable pens. I'll have a look my local 'Staples', next week.
5/24/09 12:11 PM

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