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user-7306571 | Posted in Pattern Discussion on

How to assemble to make a pattern.,  I have had no experience with them until now.  Many thanks for your help.

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    smcfarland | | #1

    We have a video that shows how to assemble a PDF pattern: https://www.threadsmagazine.com/2019/07/19/how-to-print-and-assemble-a-pdf-sewing-pattern-video

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    barakasews | | #2

    Some patterns are also formatted in layers that allow you to print only your selected size. Generally these are in Adobe Reader format, and you'll need to have the Layers view selected - you'll see a list of layers for the pattern and you'll deselect the layers that you don't want to print.

    I'm seeing this a lot in lingerie/bra patterns, where the "real estate" is small and seeing fine lines can be challenging.

    Here's a link to a pretty clear demonstration of how this works (I have no ties to this site, but it helped me the first time I encountered this.):

  3. user-7306571 | | #3

    I am excited.as I have only ever used a paper pattern from one of the companies, vogue, etc. Thank you so much for sending me this information. Wonderful people like you are HARD TO FIND. As I am probably not near enough to bring you a coffee,
    I will send you something in lieu of if you give me the name and address.
    Shirley Welling,Canada

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      barakasews | | #5

      Another cool thing about PDFs - I'm really getting used to PDF patterns and love the instant reward - no waiting for shipping during a pandemic!

  4. notknapping | | #4

    I have also been sending the PDF files to a company to have them printed on large-format paper. It works really well and I don’t have to argue with my local Kinko’s about copyright issues, which they don’t seem to understand when it comes to sewing patterns! Are use pdfplotting.com and so far I’ve had nothing but good results. They come very quickly in the mail rolled up in a giant tube.

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