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Learn how to keep your original sewing pattern intact

Watch Nancy demonstrate how to trace multi-sized patterns, keeping the original pattern in perfect condition for future use.

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Comment by Elizabeth Santaella on January 4, 2010 at 4:14pm
Please, tell me what kind of fabric or material you used to?
Comment by Larri on December 22, 2009 at 6:23am
If you try permanent marker, just be may bleed through both the tracing paper and your pattern onto your table or whatever hard surface you're using. Want to ask me how I know this? ;o)
Comment by handwashcold on December 22, 2009 at 5:53am
I do this with all of my patterns, but I use Swedish tracing paper (if you don't know what it is, google it...once you have it, you won't know how you lived without it!) and a plain ol' pencil. Never had a problem with the pencil markings fading, even with (rolled) stored patterns...but I suppose if you were worried, you could go back over it with a pen or marker. :)
Comment by westbrook on December 21, 2009 at 8:55pm
I hate having to re-order, I wonder if any permanent marker would work? I am better going to a local store when I need something.
Comment by Larri on December 17, 2009 at 9:35pm
Try using crayon instead of marker. Those little twisty crayons that Crayola makes work great for this. :o)
Comment by Rita Long on December 17, 2009 at 5:07pm
What a neat idea!
Comment by Carla on December 17, 2009 at 12:08pm
I've tried it before with marker and that kind of fabric but it didn't work so well. I might have to try this. It looks so much easier.
Comment by GiftedGrandma on December 17, 2009 at 11:26am
What a fantastic idea! Always hate losing the multiple sizes when using one for grandchildren :O)
Comment by Larri on December 17, 2009 at 6:51am
I use this and love it! I consider it a necessity in my sewing room. :o)

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