Online Sewing Class: Sew a Designer Unlined Jacket
SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login

Tips & Techniques > Placing pattern pieces on the grain

Viewed 5624 times
Posted by: Asa Hagstrom
photo

 
 
About Asa Hagstrom starstar
NA SWEDEN
Member since: 9/19/02
Reviews: 31 (tips: 5)
Skill level:Advanced
Favored by: 33 people
more...
Report a problem with this review
Posted on: 2/20/04 2:16 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 3 people   Needs More Info by 1 people   Very Helpful by 4 people   
Featured in the PR book!
Making sure that you put the pattern pieces on the grain of the fabric can be both hard, time-consuming and boring. The school-book method is to measure the distance from the grainline marking on the pattern piece to the selvage, but sometimes (i.e. on knits) there is no selvage.

When the grainline is visible on the fabric, for example when there's woven plaid or stripe pattern, this is a fast way to place the pattern pieces: Make sure the grainline marking runs the whole length of the pattern piece, then fold it on the grainline (right sides together), making a sharp crease. Now it's easy to place the pattern piece on grain -- just align the folded edge with the grain and pin the bottom half of the pattern piece. Then unfold and pin the rest.

<< Previous    Next >>

Merchants on PR

O! Jolly! Shop


Sweater knit fabrics
Web site

Elliott Berman Textiles


Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Deals!

Amulet Swim Fabrics


Poly/PBT swimwear fabric
Web site

Add Tip/Technique    Read All Tip/Techniques


1 Comments
Login to Add a Comment
seworiginal2 said... (6/16/10 11:57 AM) Reply
It's fine with woven plaids but don't mistake printed checks as they are not always on grain and material may need to be straight grained
 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Fun with Fitting - BODICE w Darts
Fun with Fitting - BODICE w Darts

Class Details

Online Class
All About Buttons and Buttonholes
All About Buttons and Buttonholes

Class Details

J Stern Designs Khaki Pants Pattern

J Stern Designs Khaki Pants Pattern

Pattern Details
SewBaby Mitten Wraps and One Piece Hat Pattern

SewBaby Mitten Wraps and One Piece Hat Pattern

Pattern Details

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2015 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.