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SheriF
SheriF
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Date: 12/27/10 11:30 AM

I printed out 25 pages of a simple tee shirt pattern from www.sewingpatterns.com . I've never done this before? I know you have to tape all the pages together, but then what? Do you trace them? Do you use the taped pages to cut the fabric?
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In reply to SheriF

Date: 12/27/10 11:35 AM

I tape or glue them together and then trace them.

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Date: 12/27/10 11:53 AM

I just use the taped pattern and pin it on. By the time I'm done taping, I don't want to mess with it any more.lol

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In reply to diane s

Date: 12/27/10 12:45 PM

Same here, although the most I've done has been 9 pages. Since it's already on pretty stiff paper, I'm comfortable cutting it out instead of tracing to preserve the pattern. But, again, I haven't had to do extensive alterations to any yet.

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Date: 12/27/10 12:53 PM

I use really cheap paper to print on. It is more flexible and cheaper. I tape the pieces together on the patio doors(in daylight).

If I know it is likely to fit, I cut it straight. If I think I am likely to need a bit of fitting work, I trace onto Swedish paper.

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Machines: Juki F600, Juki 654 serger, Bernina 550 for art work,Babylock BCLS , handcrank Singer 201
A Singer Featherweight Centennial and an old Necci in the loft waiting for TLC

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In reply to Clareew

Date: 12/27/10 12:56 PM

I like your patio door idea, I never thought of that! Good one.
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In reply to SheriF

Date: 12/27/10 5:02 PM

Aaaack! 25 pages??? And we pay for this.

I've downloaded 2-sheet patterns for things like gloves and little hats, but that's where I draw the line. Life is too short.

It would be different if you could take the downloaded design over to a printer and print the whole thing out on large format paper.

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Date: 12/27/10 7:50 PM

I've been working on several Lekala's for DH. They're all around 30 pages. What works best for me is to get the pattern without seam allowances, print, cut the pieces out, then lay them on paper and trace that without taping.

It's fiddly, but it's not any more fiddly than taping the things together.
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