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Date: 3/4/13 7:36 PM

I have a pattern for a stuffed animal that I want to make a little larger. isn't there some way to outline the pattern (say by adding 2 inches all the way around) more precisely than just eyeballing it? not sure if this makes sense, but thought maybe someone would understand what I was talking about. thanks! LOL
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Date: 3/4/13 7:42 PM

A copier that increases by %'s?

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Date: 3/4/13 8:22 PM

And if that won't fit a standard 8 1/2 X 11" paper, try taking the pieces to a copy center. On pinterest I've seen people talk about getting "blueprint" copies of pictures that are like 2'X3' or was it 3'X4' - Something like that.

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Date: 3/5/13 0:04 AM

I've done that (photocopied a % larger). Just remember that the seam allowance increases too, and you can't ignore that on a soft toy as the pieces often won't fit together if you do ignore it.

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Date: 3/5/13 8:55 AM

A compass spread apart slightly would trace around that.
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Date: 3/5/13 10:07 AM

As was said above, don't ignore the seam allowances. Also, be careful increasing size; 10% is a big increase.
To deal with the seam allowance, be sure that the seam allowance line appears on the piece to be enlarged; if it doesn't, draw it in. Once the piece is copied, redraw the seam allowance, adding it from the original seam allowance line.
This works for decreasing size as well.

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In reply to Michele Lommasson

Date: 3/5/13 5:26 PM

thanks everyone. my printer is down so I'm going to take it to the printers and see what happens. thanks again.
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