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Message Board > Patterns and Notions > Source for "Cut-A-Pattern" pattern tracing rolls, please? ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

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Source for "Cut-A-Pattern" pattern tracing rolls, please?
Bought it at Sew Right but am too pregnant to trek out there for more (and they can't ship it)...
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Date: 3/19/10 4:41 PM

A few months ago I bought a 10-yard roll of pattern tracing material called "Cut A Pattern" or something very similar from Sew Right in Queens, NY--I happened to be there for a class at the time.

I was an immediate convert--it's the best tracing material I've used. It's a non-woven polyester of some kind, very smooth and sturdy and easy to write on and JUST translucent enough for easy pattern tracing. Here's a photo of a pattern traced onto this material (with a lot of tape and such around it):



I've been using it a lot and it's almost gone. I called Sew Right to get more but they said those rolls are too heavy for easy shipping. I can't go myself as it's a 3-hour roundtrip subway + bus combo ride to get out there, and I've very, very pregnant and busy.

I've tried two alternatives purchased from Nancy's Notions--some generic "pattern tracing material" and "Do-Sew" and neither really satisfies--they're too translucent and flimsy for my liking and are hard to write/draw on easily.

I can look at other things, but would love it if someone knew where to get this exact fabulous stuff online. I lost the label and no web search I've tried turns it up--I search for "Cut-A-Pattern" and instructions come up on how to cut patterns.

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Date: 3/19/10 5:03 PM

Maybe Swedish Tracing Paper would be the same? This is what I use and I'm a big fan. (The link is to the site where I bought it from, best price I could find. NAYY) I've just started the third roll of my buy-2-get-1-free pack and ordered more (even though it takes me a while to go through one roll). That website doesn't have a real picture, but IRL it looks just like what you've shown in your picture, and it's much more substantial than the other two products you linked to (at least, that's what I think from looking at the pics). If you want, I can mail you a scrap of my stuff and you can see if you like it and would want to get it. It would get to you fast, esp if I mail it from work here in NYC on Monday.
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Subject: Source for Cut-A-Pattern pattern tracing rolls, please? Date: 3/19/10 5:10 PM

What did the store call it when you called them? I'm always on the lookout for the perfect tracing paper!

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Date: 3/19/10 5:16 PM

I buy it at Fabricland stores in Canada. They call it Trace a Pattern or Pattern Trace. I wait for the members half price sale and buy the entire bolt, about 30M. I'll have a look online, maybe with those search terms someone in the US has it.

edited: I looked at the end of my bolt: Trace A Pattern 115cm 80% polyester 20% rayon

It really feels like lightweight sew in interfacing and I've been known to use it as such, or embroidery machine backing. I've sewn it together and basted it. I usually use hockey tape to hold the alterations on it.

Edited: I think I found it online here
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Date: 3/19/10 7:59 PM

I'm fairly certain it was "Cut-A-Pattern"--I suppose I can call them to check but I feel odd saying "oh, I want to buy it elsewhere"! It was on a tall round roll (like a long paper towel roll). But maybe "Trace a Pattern" or Swedish Tracing Paper is similar...

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Subject: Source for Cut-A-Pattern pattern tracing rolls, please? Date: 3/19/10 9:48 PM

Or you might try Pattern Ease. I've been using it a long time, and recommend it highly. You should be able to find it for sale on the internet.

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Date: 3/19/10 9:49 PM

HTC makes Pattern Ease and Pellon makes Easy Pattern. They are very much alike and both brands are sold on a bolt that looks just like the interfacing bolts.

I like the 45" inch width. JoAnn used to sell the HTC product but now they only have the Pellon. Last week I finally found a whole bolt in it's plastic wrap that I bought with a 50% off coupon. The retail price per yard at JoAnn is $1.95 I think.

Swedish Tracing paper is sold on a long paper towel like roll. It's only 29 inches wide and I always felt like I was using it up when I traced pants patterns. The Pellon and HTC tracing papers are almost exactly like the Swedish tracing paper but I think the swedish is a touch thicker.

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Subject: Source for Cut-A-Pattern pattern tracing rolls, please? Date: 3/19/10 10:18 PM

I got a 10 yard roll o f Bosal Create-A-Pattern pattern tracing interfacing from Vogue Fabrics in Evanston, IL. a few weeks ago. Is this what you meant? Maybe they will ship it?

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Date: 3/20/10 9:12 AM

Nice to know!

Bosal Create-a-Pattern rolls.

Bosal Create-a-Pattern bolts.

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Date: 3/20/10 8:41 PM

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Pellon makes Easy Pattern.

I like the 45" inch width. JoAnn used to sell the HTC product but now they only have the Pellon.

I just saw Easy Pattern at Joann's today, and I think it's not quite as heavy as Pattern Ease.

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