Okay, on to cutting a pattern. Let me give you a disclaimer….I am not an expert. Most of what I have learned I learned in Junior High and from a good mom. With that said….I try to do things simply (but correctly) so if you are a professional seamstress….please don’t mame me. Pretty please.
Here’s what you will need:
*Your pattern pieces
*The layout sheet on your instruction paper
*A marking pencil (any sewing supply store will have one….they are cheap)
*A tape measure
Looking at the layout sheet on your pattern instructions….follow how it says to lay out the patterns. (Ok….I don’t always do this….but I should….because you won’t waste fabric like I am prone to do….but as long as they all fit…you can wing it….)
Again, I am dealing with a really easy pattern…so my front and back is the same piece. You will normally have a front that is usually placed on a fold and a back that you will need to cut in 2 pieces. Just follow what the pattern pieces say–it will tell you exactly what to do.
Find the long grain line on the pattern piece–a long arrow. You want to make sure that this is straight and on the grain of the fabric…and here’s how you do it.
Repeat for the other end….making sure you have the same number. And put a pin in this side. Again 5 inches.