Facebook Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Headphones Icon Favorite Navigation Search Icon Forum Search Icon Main Search Icon Close Icon Video Play Icon Indicator Arrow Icon Close Icon Hamburger/Search Icon Plus Icon Arrow Down Icon Video Guide Icon Article Guide Icon Modal Close Icon Guide Search Icon
How-to

Trace Patterns Vertically

submitted by Carolyn Rehbaum
from Threads #119

I like to use my sliding glass doors as an easel — the daylight shines through creating a light table — and I can then alter and trace original pattern pieces vertically.

I fasten my original pattern to the glass with low-tack tape, which is secure, yet removes later without tearing the tissue pattern. With my pattern at eye level, I can stand back to think before I alter it. I then trace off a pattern using brown kraft paper for simple or preliminary alterations, and artist’s tissue paper for detailed and final alterations.

When altered, pattern pieces need to be permanently taped together. This time I use a good-quality clear cellophane or gift-wrap tape. Do not use a low-tack tape — it’s not permanent.

 

Sign up for the Threads eletter

×
Discuss

Threads Insider

Get instant access to hundreds of videos, tutorials, projects, and more.

Start Your Free Trial

Already an Insider? Log in

Discuss

  1. kirbster104 | | #1

    fabulous idea, thanks.

Log in or create an account to post a comment.

More From Threads

Discussion Forum

Recent Posts and Replies

  • |
  • |
  • |
  • |
  • |
  • |

Threads Insider Exclusives

View All
View All

Highlights

Shop the Store

View All
View More