Oh, the Joy of the Internet! Get instant access to a new sewing pattern without leaving the house and complete your project today. Printable sewing patterns come in PDF format, ready to download, print and piece together. If you are new to sewing then a PDF sewing patterns it could be a bit daunting and you may find it a bit more convenient to just go to a retailer and buy a paper pattern over the counter.
That was me up until a few years ago when I decided to dabble in the convenience of printing a PDF sewing pattern online. When starting out with printable sewing patterns it is crucial that you understand a few of the basics before printing off a whole pattern and then finding it has printed it the wrong size. ALWAYS print a test page with the test square on it to confirm sizing before printing the pattern in its entirety.
When starting out with PDF sewing patterns, I suggest you start with something small like a baby bib or an apron. Something that doesn’t need to fit like a skirt or top type scenario. It will be less daunting to make something small, as it won’t take too long to make. The other advantage is you won’t be wasting fabric if your project doesn’t work out. It will save you money by NOT starting out with a BIG project that ended up turning to custard.
But, don’t let that deter you. I don’t always manage to get it right first time sometimes and I have been sewing for 40 years. I am only human after all and manage to get distracted from time to time. My motto is measure twice, cut once.
In all instances, though my motto is “measure twice, cut once”.
I Have my PDF Sewing Patterns – Now What?
With your PDF sewing pattern, it will come with printing instructions to guide you, but rule of thumb is:
Print to scale, and ALWAYS PRINT A TEST PAGE!!!
Usually, the one with the test square on it for you to confirm it is scaled right before you print the pattern it in its entirety.
Check the instructions upon download before printing as they may vary from pattern to pattern.
How to Take Measurements
Bust: Measure around the fullest part of your bust. Make sure to keep the measuring tape parallel to the floor.
Waist: Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the measuring tape slightly loose.
Hips: With you feet together, measure around the fullest part of your hips.
Most patterns only require these three main measurements, but in some cases, others are required to have your garment fit more effectively. Wikihow will show you how it is done.
PDF Sewing Patterns Online
Now that you have your measurements sorted, it is time to cut out the size required to place on your fabric for a cutting guide.
PDF Sewing Patterns will be added on a regular basis and I try to have a good variety. Whether you are looking to download clothing patterns for the family or a looking for a gift project you will find them here. You will find pdf sewing patterns for toddlers, women’s pdf sewing patterns and more.
As you can see, we are still growing our range… which is exciting, new stuff when you come back!
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I look forward to helping you, both now and in the future.