Sewing Patterns, Pattern Review, Sewing Classes, Sewing Machines and Sewing Machine Reviews!
Platinum Sponsor: Stylish Fabric
Over 20,000 of high quality reorderable fabric

[SIGNUP - FREE Membership & 1 FREE Sewing Lesson ]
[Sewing Classes|Shopping Bag Your Shopping Bag|Login|Help]
Sewing Review and Pattern Reviews Sewing Knowledge Base Sewing Patterns Sewing Classes & Sewing Lessons Sewing Machine & Embroidery Machinery Sewing Message Boards Sewing merchants Blog Help/FAQ About Pattern Review
Enter your e-mail address:




Advanced Search
Tags
New to PR?
Sewing Machines
Compare Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine & Serger Reviews
Embroidery Machines
Sewing Reviews
Sewing Patterns
Review Gallery
Sewing Books
Sewing Supplies
Sewing Websites
Sewing Stores
Sewing Class Reviews
Sewing Expo Reviews
Sewing Tips & Techniques
Sewing Podcasts
NEW!Fabric Glossary
Sewing Review Requests Add a Review Request
Your Account
Edit Profile
My Page
Favorites
Wish List
Pattern Catalog
Notifications
Friends of PR
Join Friends of PR
Find a member
Deal Corner
Photo Album
Calendar
Chat Room
Chat Schedule
Chat Transcripts
Sewing Classifieds
Add a Classified
Sewing Contests
enter contest
contest report
contest gallery
Favorite Links
reviews with comments
merchant gallery
article archive
newsletter archive
Craft Resources
contact info
shipping rates
returns & refunds
testimonials

Platinum Sponsor - Stylish Fabric
Stylish Fabric
You are not logged in. Login here.



Message Board > Beginner's Forum > is there a tool that does this? ( Moderated by EleanorSews)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
is there a tool that does this?
RitaW
RitaW
Beginner
FL USA
Member since 10/10/06
Posts: 150
Login to reply to this post

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

Annie- oh
star
Annie- oh
Intermediate
CO USA
Member since 2/7/04
Posts: 1325
Login to reply to this post

thumbsup 4 members like this.
Date: 3/4/13 7:42 PM

A copier that increases by %'s?

------
I try all things. I achieve what I can. "Moby Dick"

We stand here confronted by insurmountable opportinities. Pogo

plumfan
star
plumfan  Friend of PR
Advanced Beginner
IL USA
Member since 1/8/13
Posts: 158
Login to reply to this post

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.

------
Stash in as of Feb. 1, 2014 - 44
2014 Items finished for me - 8
2014 Items for others - 9
Approximate yardage used - 32

KiwiWendy
starstarstar
KiwiWendy
Advanced
AUSTRALIA
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 2697
Login to reply to this post

In reply to Annie- oh <<


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.

------
Sydney, Australia

biochemistress

biochemistress  Friend of PR
Advanced
VA USA
Member since 11/8/05
Posts: 364
Login to reply to this post

thumbsup 1 member likes this.
Date: 3/5/13 8:55 AM

A compass spread apart slightly would trace around that.

Michele Lommasson
star
Michele Lommasson  Friend of PR
Advanced
NM USA
Member since 7/23/07
Posts: 880
Login to reply to this post

thumbsup 1 member likes this.
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.

------
Michele Lommasson

RitaW
RitaW
Beginner
FL USA
Member since 10/10/06
Posts: 150
Login to reply to this post

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.

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Beginner's Forum >> is there a tool that does this?

Merchants on PR
Victoria Jones Collection
Timeless Hawaiian styles
Web site
So Vintage Patterns
Thank You for Joining!
Deals!
Fitz Like a Glove Ironing Board Cover
Made In Australia
Deals!
SewBaby
Unique Sewing Patterns
Deals!
Budo Bear Designs
Asian Designs
Web site

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Online Sewing Classes
Altering Jackets
Fee: $19.99
(Regular $59.00)
Altering Jackets

Online Sewing Classes
Create a Jacket Muslin
Fee: $29.00
(Regular $49.00)
Create a Jacket Muslin

Simplicity 4668 Bag
photo
Review by Allisonsew... on 5/15/05
Read Review

Peek-A Boo Oxford Cap Digital Pattern ( Size newborn - child )
Peek-A Boo Oxford Cap Digital Pattern ( Size newborn - child )

Details
Price: $4.99
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Peek-A Boo Lil-Adventurer Backpack Digital Pattern ( Size one size )
Peek-A Boo Lil-Adventurer Backpack Digital Pattern ( Size one size )

Details
Price: $7.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

New Look 6357
photo
Review by lovenicky on 8/21/10
Read Review

Petite Plus 504 Pattern
Petite Plus 504 Pattern

Details
Price: $21.00
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Jamie Christina Abbey Coat Pattern (JC314AC)
Jamie Christina Abbey Coat Pattern (JC314AC)

Details
Price: $14.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Kwik Sew 3874 Pattern
Kwik Sew 3874 Pattern

Details
Price: $11.49
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Vogue 8993 Pattern ( Size 16-18-20-22-24 )
Vogue 8993 Pattern ( Size 16-18-20-22-24 )

Details
Price: $22.50
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Subscribe to PR Message Board Feed Subscribe to the PR Message Board Feed Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe at NewsGator Online Subscribe at Bloglines Add to MyMSN