Sewing, Homeschooling and Craziness

Have you ever had a pattern that you thought you would use more than once and for different sizes??? Well, I have found a simple solution to NOT cutting the pattern!!

When I was making the monkey pajamas for my friend Lisa’s granddaughter, I knew that I was going to use that pattern again later for Cailey. Lisa’s granddaughter needed the smallest size and Cailey would use the largest size. What to do????

Here is my idea.


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Iron out your pattern (not like the picture LOL). Place it over ironed paper and put down paper weights (I usually use my owl figurines).  Take a Sharpie (or other marker) and trace the pattern lines.


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The marker will bleed through the pattern tissue and leave very good markings on your paper.

I used left over packing paper but you can use any kind. If you need bigger pieces than what you have, just tape them together on the back. Dollar Tree used to sell brown paper for packages, that would be perfect!


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Write the number on each piece and any of the instructions you think you will need. I am going to go back and write the pattern name and the size on these so I will remember. 😉


There you go! Never cut into a pattern again!





Comments on: "Never Cut Your Patterns AGAIN!!!" (6)

  1. Eileen B. said:

    Great idea!! Wax paper works great for making patterns, so I imagine it would work great for this as well.

  2. Stacey,
    I do this with a lot of my children patterns because I have 4 granddaughters , that are all different sizes. I like the idea of the sharpie marker.. smart idea!!
    I use wax paper too.. I have bought the pattern making paper at Hancocks .However, this gets expensive. But nice,since you can trace through it and do all your markings too…
    thanks for sharing.

  3. Stacy, I tried emailing you the peach cobbler recipe.. But, it was returned to me.. Do you have a new email address?? sorry.. Judy

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