Pattern Paper and Pattern Weights
While at Staples buying boxes (oh, the joys of moving!) I came upon a roll of “art” or “banner” paper…it’s 24″ wide by 30 feet long. And I thought, what great paper that would make for patterns! It’s white, so with good lighting you can see through it enough to trace an existing pattern and it’s much heavier (and and less prone to shredding by cat claws!) than tissue paper. And, to top it all off, only about $2 for the roll! Woo! You can’t get much better than that.
And, unable to find my pattern weights to cut out a pattern tonight, I ended up using those small round cans that cat food and tuna fish come in…they work great, except now kitty thinks she is going to be fed!
That's a great value. I use the pattern tissue sold in the interfacing section of fabric stores. It has 1" grids, very easy for lining up. A bonus is that it pretty much self sticks to your fabric. All that's needed is an extra weight or two or a few pins. Very durable and you can see through it very well. It costs quite a bit more though. I bought and entire bolt using one of JoAnn's 50 percent coupons. With the 50 percent off coupon it was less then a dollar a yard. I've started using a computer pattern software and will be using more of it. Sue
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