Guide to Printing Pattern PDFs

Jan 12, 2011

Download the PDF and save the file where you will find it easily. Once the pattern has downloaded, open the file and check that it has downloaded fully. The first page of the PDF is a layout drawing of the assembled tiles; use this as a guide while putting together the pieces of the pattern.

  1. Print the document as is, at 100%. DO NOT SCALE TO FIT and DO NOT CROP. The files are set up to be printed on letter-size paper (8½ x 11").
  2. To ensure that the pattern has printed at the correct scale, find the page containing the TEST SQUARE. The TEST SQUARE should be 2" x 2" (5 cm x 5 cm).
  3. To begin assembling the pattern, cut off or fold the margin on all sides of each page.

The pages are numbered in rows, so the first row of pages is numbered 1A, 1B, 1C, etc.  Line up the rows and match the dotted lines together so they overlap. Tape the pages together, using the illustrated guide to match each piece. Once complete, find your size, pin your pattern to the fabric, and follow the coordinating line to cut out or trace the pattern.


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Laly Tapia wrote
on Aug 31, 2011 7:12 PM

Thanks a lot for your information!!!!!!! , now I learnt how to do it properly!!! it´s amazing I appreciate your help a lot!!!!!!!!!, Laly

sadieland wrote
on Sep 4, 2011 2:07 AM

I would like to learn how you make your dress patterns from start to finish pdf. What software is used, how to get a full size pattern drawn, how to make the pattern to print on 8.5X11" paper. How do you make e-patterns.

Linda@716 wrote
on Sep 10, 2011 9:03 AM

I'm so excited to make the road warrior free pattern, but the images won't show.  Can I send a stamped envelope for it?  Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


luminita1 wrote
on Nov 6, 2012 1:55 PM

Thank you so much, it is very helpful ! :-)

Melium wrote
on Feb 11, 2013 2:36 PM

I live in europe and can only print in A4. How can i get the correct size??

nacia wrote
on Feb 18, 2013 10:03 AM

I also live in europe and i want to print one pattern how can i print it right?

KimHutcheson wrote
on Feb 20, 2013 11:15 AM

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!

KimHutcheson wrote
on Feb 20, 2013 3:00 PM

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!

wayan rasti wrote
on Mar 15, 2013 11:40 PM

thank you   :  )

emmamax wrote
on Apr 26, 2013 3:01 PM

Thank you - now perhaps I will do it all correctly.

Thomasaj wrote
on Jul 23, 2013 10:44 AM

hi I also live in Europe and only have a4 paper how can I get the right size thanks