Before you purchase my pattern you may have some curiosity about what you will get. Well, if you choose a standard (non-CYOS) pattern you will get pattern file(s) in pdf and the instructions. On this page I show you how you can print, prepare the pattern. About the instructions you can read more here. If you are interested in CYOS, click on this link.
Which Paper Size?
Update: 28th of September 2020
During the last year there were several improvements on my patterns. One of the change was that now the pattern is independent from the Page type. You just need to pay attention to print it in full size (100%) and not scaled. I plan to redo all my patterns to this type but it takes time so I do not know exactly when I will be done with them. Thanks for your understanding.
Normally you can download 2 versions of the pattern. The reason is simple. When you print it out you can use 2 size of papers. One is A4 (210mmx297mm) mostly used in EU, the other one is Letter (8.5″x11″) mostly used in USA. Please check your paper before you print the pattern and use the proper one. If you are not using the right one you may miss some part of the pattern and it would cause just frustration. So check it twice 😉
On the first page you can find a calibration square (2″x2″, 5cmx5cm). If you are not 100% sure that your printer settings are ok, at first print just the first page and measure the calibration square. If it is ok, you can print the rest of the pattern too.
All of my patterns are with 1cm(3/8″) seam allowance. I marked the sewing line with dashed line and cutting line with continuous line. If you would like to increase the seam allowance, you can, just pay attention to keep the sewing line!
Hint: If you would like to add interfacing which is out of the seam allowance, just cut the pattern on the dashed line and use it for the interfacing.
How to put the pages together
Update: 28th of September 2020
During the last year there were several improvements on my patterns based on my customers’ feedback. One of the change was how to put the pages together. As I made them page size independent I added a bordered area and all the pattern pieces are inside of it. There are two ways of putting them together:
1. Cut all the rectangles and tape them together as it is shown on the pattern and as I wrote before. No overlay!
2. On the newer patterns you will find markers. With this patterns you can cut all the pattern pieces and then tape them together, using the markers to match.
I plan to redo all my patterns to this type as it was strongly requested by my nice customers. It just takes time so I do not know exactly when I will be done with them. Thanks for your understanding and patience.
I have seen several printable patterns and most of them has an area in the middle of the paper you need to cut out and put these rectangles next to each other. To be honest I am not the biggest fan of cutting pattern so I reduced the cutting as much as I could. It means, there is no specific area you need to cut first. But let’s see how put the pages together.
When you print the patterns you will see a margin around the paper which is empty. The size of this area is depending on your printer. If you have a photo printer you may print it without border, if not the margin can be even 0.5″ (1.5cm). It is ok, I was calculating with it.
You just need to lay down the pattern pages next to each other(no gaps, no overlay!) as the pattern shows:
Use transparent tape to fix them to each other.
Cut around the pattern pieces and you are done! 🙂