I've never actually followed a sewing pattern before. Sooo, I cut out the pattern and pin it (what type of pin is best?) to the fabric? Do I trim the pattern down to the size I want or should I just leave it be in case I want to make different sizes later on (or is that optional either way?)? Once I cut out the pattern is the extra paper useful for anything? I noticed the front part of the pattern is a "half" so does that mean I need to fold the fabric in half and trace the pattern on the folded edge? what do I do with the pattern when I'm done? Put it back in the envelope? Please try to answer every question lol. thanks!Answer Question
Answer by NannyB. at 3:34 PM on Sep. 13, 2010
Answer by Caroline2010 at 3:35 PM on Sep. 13, 2010
Answer by LindaClement at 3:35 PM on Sep. 13, 2010
Open the tissue papers on a large surface like a table. The pattern will tell you what piece numbers you need. Find those and just cut them away from others, you don't need to cut on the lines. Now pile up all the pieces you need. If you don't think you will ever make the rest of the pattern, just throw the rest away. If you want to save the rest, fold on the folding lines and flatten and put back in envelope.
Pin (straight pins) pattern pieces on fabric following diagram. Pin close to the cutting line through all layers of fabric. It's easiest if you just cut your size (hopefully you got the pattern on sale for $1-$2).
Answer by Gailll at 3:39 PM on Sep. 13, 2010
Cont. It's best to use fabric or very sharp scissors to cut out the pattern after you have all the pieces pinned on. Throw away the tissue scraps. Leave the tissue pattern pieces on the fabric until you get to that piece in the sewing instructions. When you take the pattern piece off you can fold it up and put in envelope. I fold all the pieces for one thing together so if I want to make it again they are easy to find.
The pieces will tell you if you need to put them on a fold.
Answer by Gailll at 3:43 PM on Sep. 13, 2010
Answer by LindaClement at 3:58 PM on Sep. 13, 2010
Answer by elizabiza at 1:20 PM on Sep. 14, 2010