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Zappa | Posted in Patterns on

Saw a pattern we liked but it was only in a download. Anyone ever download a pattern  was it easy to use as I am thinking you have to re draw it to actual size.  Z


  1. Bel Argent | | #1

    It depends on how the pattern is managed in the download. I could see that some simple patterns would just be a schematic that you would make your own pattern from, but I have downloaded full sized patterns. Those came over the printer as many sheets, which you taped together and then cut out for your pattern pieces.

    1. Zappa | | #2


    2. dollmarm | | #3

       Which ones do you recommend and or have used? Sincere thanks:~) tera

      1. starzoe | | #4

        What sort of patterns are you thinking of downloading? Any garment takes up to 40+ pages (http://www.burdastyle.com) and is hardly worth the effort to print it out and do all the necessary to turn it into a free pattern. On the other hand, crafty small items downloaded and printed do not take a long time and lots of paper.

        1. dollmarm | | #5

          Thank you for the clarification, not sure, haven't seen the sewing patterns.  I had only checked out the crafts one from various companies.  thanks too for the website.  I really like one coat pattern but the smallest size is too big, thanks again for sharing,   :~) tera

      2. Bel Argent | | #6

        I have downloaded free patterns from HotPatterns, which came in .pdf format which printed out over many sheets of printer paper. They have little markings in the corners of the sheets and numbers, so you can tape the numerous sheets together and use your pattern (either cut out or trace, whichever you prefer).I have also downloaded knitting patterns in .pdf format, but those you don't have to tape together to use!

        1. dollmarm | | #7

          thanks for the info. - I will ck' out that site :~) 

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