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From: mama2redheads
Date: 10-17-2006, 04:25 PM (1 of 6)
As in, how do you protect a pattern in order to reuse it multiple times? I would like to make several dresses using the same pattern pieces, but I'm not sure how to do this. Thanks!
User: mama2redheads
Member since: 06-08-2006
Total posts: 11
From: AndreaSews
Date: 10-17-2006, 05:45 PM (2 of 6)
haha Sewing for Children is about the best place I can think of for this topic, because children keep Growwwwwing. If you play your cards right, you can use the same patterns again year after year! It's a popular question. Here are a couple of similar threads from earlier this year, with tons of differerent approaches:
User: AndreaSews
Member since: 02-18-2005
Total posts: 1007
From: Pudge99
Date: 10-17-2006, 06:33 PM (3 of 6)
Tracing is the way most of us go. Sometimes if it is something that I am going to use a lot (like a diaper pattern) I make a cardboard pattern. First I trace onto tissue paper then I glue that to the side of cardboard box and cut that out.
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User: Pudge99
Member since: 10-30-2001
Total posts: 1375
From: Sews4kate
Date: 10-17-2006, 10:06 PM (4 of 6)
I trace onto tissue paper then iron that onto freezer paper :)
User: Sews4kate
Member since: 08-20-2005
Total posts: 182
From: mama2redheads
Date: 10-18-2006, 10:30 PM (5 of 6)
Thank you everybody; this gives me plenty of things to try out.
User: mama2redheads
Member since: 06-08-2006
Total posts: 11
From: mommydionne
Date: 11-03-2006, 03:46 PM (6 of 6)
I fuse the pattern tissue with cheap fusible non-woven interfacing
User: mommydionne
Member since: 01-08-2004
Total posts: 838
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