Friday, January 24, 2014

Epatterns...ooooo..hate to love you baby

The GREAT thing about ePatterns is that you can have them RIGHT NOW. They are convenient to purchase and they are usually cheaper. The HORRIBLE thing about ePatterns is putting them together. I have a really hard time dealing with all those sheets of paper and then the fussing around to tape them together. I came up with a way to deal with it that helps me. I break it down to smaller chunks.
First I print out all the pieces and put them in a notebook
I make sure the directions are all ready to read like a book
After printing out all the pieces, I lay them out on the floor in the proper order
I then cut out each individual piece and tape them together. Painters tape isn't ideal, removable scotch tape would be best. You don't have to be tidy here, just make sure all the pieces are together.
Once you have more manageable pieces, you can take your time and really match them up well.
File this under "Things that aren't helpful"


  1. I haven't tried this yet but it helps seeing how its done. I think after I had taped all the pieces together, I probably would trace it onto one big piece of paper like when we copy patterns, and then not have to mess with the ones taped together. Thank you for sharing how you did this.

    1. I think you are right. That's definitely the next step for me too. I want to look into that swedish sewable pattern paper that I've seen mentioned on other blogs.