I absolutely love PDF Sewing Patterns. There are soooo many incredible designers out there are are producing new and amazing patterns that you access with just a click or two!
If you have purchased a pattern or have downloaded a free one, it can be a little overwhelming to figure out how to put these together. It's almost like a puzzle and I'm here to give you some solid tips and tools to get you printing and assembling like a pro!
Thanks for reading and let me know if these tips and tricks helped in anyway.
P.S I'm sorry for the quality of some of these photos, it was a low light day when they were taken, but all the information is there :)
PRINTING OFF YOUR PATTERN.
I will show you what settings to look out for to get the best result the first time.
There are a couple of way that computers phrase this resizing process: Scale, Print Actual Size and Fit to Page. You're going to be reading these words a lot in the next few steps ;)
For printing patterns you want to make sure that your Scale is set to 100%, or that you are printing the Actual Size or that the Fit the Page option is deselected.
FOR MAC COMPUTERS
FOR PC COMPUTERS
Once you have printed this page, take your ruler and measure the square.
- Make sure that your printer settings are set to Scale 100% or it's set to Actual Size, or the Fit to Page option is deselected.
- If that's the case and it's still printing the wrong size, try slowly adjusting your scale up or down depending on if your square is measuring smaller or bigger then it should.
Once you have the square measuring correctly. It's time to print off the rest of your pattern!
Make sure you have enough paper in your printer so that it doesn't have to be refilled in the middle of printing.
PREPPING THE PATTERN
This step makes the whole process of putting the pattern together much easier!
Hope this was helpful!
Comment below if you have any other recommends or tips for putting together PDF sewing patterns.