It’s Monday and I’m back with a new tutorial! Many of you are starting to jump into the world of commercial sewing patterns. I know it can be a little intimidating at first but you will quickly get the hang of it. If you still haven’t given it a try consider starting with an easy pattern like Simplicity 2290
from their Learn to Sew line of patterns. It’s a pair of lounging/pajama pants and I have a 3-part series of video tutorials where I walk you through how to read & understand the pattern and complete the pair of pants. The pattern includes sizes from kids to adults so it’s a great go-to pattern to begin with. Click HERE to access the pajama pants tutorial.
Well, this week I just wanted to share one of the MANY ways you can transfer the markings from your commercial sewing patterns to sturdier paper for repeated use. There are probably a gazillion different ways to get the same result but you know how frugal I like to be so I usually go with the method that will allow me to get the job done with stuff I already have at home.
I hope this video will help some of you get started and give you some ideas for ways to get the same effect.
If you read some comments that have been posted on the video already you will get some other great ideas. One reader photocopies smaller pattern pieces to save time and uses Pellon’s fusible products on the original pattern to make it sturdier. Others prefer to laminate them and use contact paper, etc. What’s your favorite way to make your patterns sturdier?