If you have never used a PDF pattern, this is the place to start. There are basically 4 simple steps and then you are ready to sew.
Let’s walk through the steps of using your new Let’s Learn To Sew Pattern
1) Download your pattern: Be sure you know where your downloaded documents are saved to.
2) Print your pattern: Open the downloaded file using Adobe Acrobat Reader. Let’s Learn To Sew patterns and tutorials are designed to print perfectly on your home printer on either US Letter or A4 paper – detailed printing instructions are included in the pattern.
Print the first page of the pattern pieces and ensure the 2″ or 4 cm square scale check boxes are correct by measuring one with a ruler, before printing the remainder of the pattern pieces.
This video will walk you through how to use the layers feature in our patterns. Layered patterns allow each size to be printed independently. Choose to print just the size(s) you wish.
4) Cut out your pattern pieces: Simply cut along the lines!
Once everything is assembled and all taped up, you are ready to either cut around the size line you want to sew or trace them onto paper. If you are tracing, make sure to transfer any grain lines/notches/pocket placements that are on the pattern too.
Your pattern pieces are now ready to use.
The tutorial section within each Let’s Learn To Sew pattern is comprehensive and easy to follow along with. Every step is photographed or illustrated and clearly explained.
We are here to help. Be sure to join the Let’s Learn To Sew Group to ask questions, look for inspiration and show off your finished projects!
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