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How to Refold a Pattern

Jun 15, 2017

Evamarie Gomez-Bostic and Carol Fresia; Videographer: Jeff Roos

In this video, learn the best method for folding a pattern to return it to its bag or envelope.

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  1. User avater mrsbusy May 18th

    I take each cut piece, iron it, fold it so that the pattern piece number is showing at the top, press again so that it's as flat as possible and stack the pieces together in numerical order before putting back in the pattern envelope. it's so much easier to find the pieces you need afterwards. With the larger sheets of several unused pattern pieces, I just iron out the folds, then re-fold in half, then quarters, etc. and press once again to make it as flat as possible to fit in the envelope.

  2. lisalu910 January 5th

    Looks easy when she does it, but I don't have a big, clear work space like that!

  3. User avater TybieMom July 13th

    I just place cut and uncut pieces on top of one another and press flat with a dry iron. I then press new folds and it all goes back into the envelope. It has worked well for over 50 years!

  4. cynthiabaxter June 20th

    For folding a stack of cut pieces, you can use a long ruler to create your folds - place it where you want your fold, hold it down, and fold the stack over against the ruler.

  5. user-6801685 June 20th

    Thats all well and good, but I have my pieces all cut and trimmed so I have all the pieces cut and pressed. I need a system to stack all the cut pieces and fold these to fit into the envelope.

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