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PDF Printing & Assembly 

SELECTING AND OPENING THE FILES

Download and save files on your PC before opening. Open the downloadable files with a PDF reader. To access all the features we recommend using Adobe Acrobat Reader – (its free) for an optimal experience. 

CHECKING THE PRINT SCALE

Print on US letter-size or A4 size paper. Make sure you print the document in actual size/100%. Do not scale or re-size, if you do, the sewing pattern will not work. Your pattern will print on multiple pages, which you need to match together. To check that your print settings are correct:


DESKTOP PRINTER
Click on File > Print or on the printer icon in the toolbar. In the window that pops up select Pages: 1 in the “Pages to Print” section, and Actual size in the “Page Sizing & Handling” section. This will vary on different printers.


LASER PRINTER
Click on File > Print… or on the printer icon in the toolbar. In the window that pops up select Pages: 1 in Print Range” section, and None in the “Page Handling” section. This will vary on different printers.


Locate the page that contains the “Test Square”. Print the 1st page and use a ruler to measure each side of the square situated in the text box: It should be 3” (or 7.7mm) in both dimensions. If it doesn’t check your printer settings and try again.


Once you’ve checked the scale, you can print the entire pattern in A4/US letter size pages: in the printing settings, select (All) under the “Pages to print” or “Print range” section, and make sure the sizing/scaling is still set to Actual size/None.

ASSEMBLING THE A4/US LETTER-SIZE PATTERN


Putting Your Pattern Together

Assembling the pattern is done from left to right, and top to bottom. The inner solid black line closet to the diamond on each pattern page marks the edge of the individual tiles. You’ll need to line these up when putting your pattern together. Each page is identified by a diamond with a number, indicating rows to match 1A to 1B, 2A to 2B horizontally.

printing patterns a4-us

METHOD: CUT AND TAPE

1. Cut the lower and right margins off each page along the solid black line closet to the diamond.

cut n tape

2. Tape the pages together following the assembly order, aligning each new page with the frame lines and diamonds of the previous pages.

tape pattern

3. Cut out your sewing pattern using paper scissors, guillotine or a rotary cutter with a heat sealing mat. Now your ready to make up your garment!