How do you print and use downloaded sewing patterns?
July 7, 2010 1:50 PM Subscribe
How do you work with sewing patterns that have been purchased and downloaded from on-line?
posted by kitcat to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (21 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I just don't get it. I haven't sewed anything since I was a girl guide (about 20 years ago). Back then, we bought patterns in stores. They were basically big pieces of tissue paper that you pinned your fabric to and then cut around. But it seems that doing things this way has fallen out of fashion.
I just got a sewing machine and want to get started, but this whole downloaded pattern thing has got me confused. When I receive my PDF or otherwise formatted electronic pattern, what do I do with it? Trying to tape together standard letter-size sheets of paper is something, as a newbie, I really, really don't want to do. I'm bound to mess that up. What are the alternatives? What kind of store can print the file in a much better format? What size of paper would I ask for? Do I have to request special print settings? What type of paper do I have it printed on, if I have a choice? Finally, where on-line could I just order the old school paper patterns? I can't seem to find sensible answers via google.