Patternmaking Paper Dot and Cross - 5 packs
Struggling with Sewing Patterns in Tissue Paper?
Sick of Getting just one use out of Store-bought patterns?
Discover the Secret of How the pros do it.
If you're looking at this Pattern Drafting Paper, chances are...
- You're learning pattern making, and you need some for class.
- You've been using tissue paper patterns, and you're struggling with them.
- You're sick & tired of fragile sewing patterns that doesn't last beyond the first use - then promptly turn into tatters!
Feeling disappointed because you can't get more than a single use out of your store-bought tissue patterns? You're not alone...
"You have no idea how much I hate sewing patterns in tissue paper - they never last beyond the first time because they rip when you pin through them, and I can never fold them back into the packets.
Now I don't have to deal with all that any more - this paper saves my patterns and sanity - excellent tracing paper!"
- Sharon, a Happy Customer
Most of us have expereienced this - fragile tissue paper patterns can be near impossible to manage. That means LOTS of cursing at your cutting table - and you haven't even started sewing yet!
There's NOTHING more annoying than having to work around flimsy sewing patterns printed on fragile tissue paper that tear and rip as soon as you took it out of the packet....
Not to mention trying to fold them back afterwards! Grrrr...
What if sewing patterns could be easier to use - and last more than once?
No more "damn" moments when they tear, and NEVER have to tame another Tissue Monster (pictured left) - ever again?
Often the hard part is to come up with exactly the right material, for the right job, at the right price.
Of course, there is no shortcut to become an accomplished patternmaker...
"I bought some of this online recently, and it's wonderful for tracing out tissue patterns or old Burda magazines.
It's heavier in weight than the tissue paper that the big pattern companies use, and it's sheer enough that if you're tracing a pattern with strong lines, you can do so at the kitchen table with a light overhead instead of using a window for a light table.
I'm fully planning on buying more when I run out. Give it a go!"
- Sally, a Happy Customer
The Secret Ingredient of solving your tissue pattern headaches is this "Proper" Pattern Drafting Paper (with Dots & Crosses).
Simply trace sewing patterns then pop it staright back to the packet. No more tissue monsters!
"One of the best tips I have come across since I started sewing was to preserve the original pattern so you can use it over and over again, and keep a record of the adjustments you have made.
This makes a lot of sense, as I worried that if I were to lose weight or <gasp!> gain weight, my patterns would become useless to me. And I have finally found the right paper for tracing sewing patterns!
This stuff is amazing, now that I have discovered it I never want to be without it.
It's great for copying patterns out of books, or copying any patterns you want to preserve.
Its much easier to work with then traditional tracing paper or the tissue paper style patterns. It folds (and unfolds) beautifully and is sheer enough to trace easily. It is also perfect for making your own patterns.
And this paper is durable enough to use over and over again. I think I will order some more."
- Denise, a Happy Customer
Here's a little bit of insider information...
Having worked for a decade or so behind the scene in the clothing industry, I was formally trained as a Fashion Designer - and later spent 10 years teaching others the joy of sewing. I like to share insider tricks, and I believe in doing things properly.
Now, let me share a little confession...
Just like you, sometime us fashion designers (who should know better and CAN make patterns from scratch) have been known to take the short cut in purchasing a Vogue pattern or two (GASP!) - simply because we are so time-poor - when it comes to making something (quickly) for ourselves to wear.
That means I can honestly say I know your pain. Tissue patterns aren't my freinds either.
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Especially because I (and for a lot of others) fall between sizes with non-standard measurments on chest / waist / hips, there is ALWAYS a need to adjust store-bought patterns.
And this is when the headaches begin. I realise mucking around with multi-size tissue paper patterns really ISN'T saving me much time - or sanity. In any case, I actually prefer to KEEP my patterns instead of cutting it up so that I can use it again and again.
So this is the method I actually use myself.
Now You Can, too.
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No doubt you've already found out.....
Why working with store-bought pattern is such a PAIN...
- So fragile you're struggling to use it without destroying it
- Won't fold back into the envelopes (now you have a storage problem)
- Not getting your money's worth because it doesn't last!
Think About it...
Most sewing patterns (such as McCall's, Butterick, Simplicity & Vogue) come with multiple sizes, AND different versions / length and design variations.
This means you SHOULD be able to make half-a-dozen garments in various sizes and styles from ONE pattern.
By tracing whatever you need, as you need it, you WILL maximise that one sewing pattern and make outfits for your friends and family too!
The full name of this paper is called "Dot-and-Cross Pattern Making Paper".
It's easy to see how it gets its name :-)
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"This is a wonderful product. Before I had this, I had ruined so many paper patterns, either I cut it wrong, or the size ended up being wrong, or, more commonly, some liquid got on the tissue paper and it just destroyed it!
Now, I just trace my pattern out onto the Dot and Cross Paper (which is sturdy but see through) and save the original pattern intact.
The traced pattern can be used over and over again without much fuss. If I lose weight, or a friend wants a smaller or larger size, I can trace the new size, preserving all the other sizes with the original pattern!
It is brilliant!"
- Julie, a Happy Customer
Let's see what you get...
Each pack contains 1100 mm (43") wide x 3.5 m - neatly folded up ready to go!
This listing is a Special Deal for 5 (five) packs - Fantastic Value!
That's enough to make quite a few garments - and 5 times the value!
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"I have only had experience with the "tissue paper" that normally comes with patterns, so was pleasantly surprised when I got this.
It's see through enough for tracing, and is very strong compare to tissue paper.
So now I just spend a little time tracing the pattern pieces onto this, and it is much easier to work with. I also use it for resizing vintage patterns.
Now if only I could find a method I like to transfer my pattern to the fabric....."
- Alice, a Happy Customer
So, How Does this Patternmaking Paper Help?
To understand how pattern making paper can help,
First let's look at what happens when you DON'T use it.....
Regardless what sort of garments you make - from basic skirt to tailored three-piece suit - the more accurate you are with cutting, the easier you garment will come together.
That means you'll have a much easier - and enjoyable - time sewing the garment up (rather than having to fiddle and fudge with inaccurate notches and seam allowances).
Cutting your fabric out using flimsy tissue paper is not easy..... because cutting your tissue paper pattern by itself is tricky enough in the first place!
You may have already snipped and chumped off bits here and there when you cut them out - it's not your fault - this is impossible to avoid because the pattern itself has been printed on such fragile paper.
And, if your pattern pieces aren't accurate to begin with, how can your fabric pieces be accurate at all...?
Instead, simply trace your pattern pieces onto the pattern making paper, and then cutting them out (leaving the tissue paper pattern intact).
And just use your freshly traced version :-)
"I have young children... all girls, and they like cute clothes...skirts, dresses, pants. And lots of pretty fabrics. Or anything that twirls and/or has ruffles.
Let's just say that it would cost me an absolute fortune to sew for them if I had to buy new patterns all the time to accomodate their various sizes.
This patternmaking paper has been a godsend! I trace patterns in all the sizes from my purchased pattern and am able to use them over and over again as my children grow up and out of things. It is WONDERFUL."
- Stephanie, a Happy Customer
And the most important thing is -
Making your own clothes is supposed to be FUN, remember?
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"If you know anything about sewing, you know you don't want to constantly use and reuse your master pattern (especially when it comes on that flimsy tissue stuff).
Using this tracing paper is the way around that. You can easily see through it, trace the size you need (including modifications), cut the traced pattern and go for it.
The paper is strong and you can use it many times - even if you use as many pins as I use!"
- Jan a Happy Customer
Have a Closer Look and Compare the Quality...
Let's talk about paper quality here....
The unit is called "gsm" - Grams per Square Meter.
This denotes the weight of the paper.
To give you a better idea, let's compare paper weight:
- Standard Copier / Printer Paper is generally 80 gsm.
- Tissue Pattern Paper weights around 10 - 15 gsm.
- Brown Pattern Cardboard (Oak Tag) is about 200 gsm.
- Our Dot-and-Cross Patternmaking Paper is 44 gsm.
Why is the GSM important?
Because knowing the weight will tell you a few things about the paper itself.
See, here are some patterns made with the brown cardboard, and tissue paper....
Think about YOUR ideal paper for pattern making.
You want it to be:
- See-through enough for tracing
- Fine enough for pins to go through effortlessly
- Durable enough to withstasnd repeating folding and pinning
- Has enough body to maintain a crisp, sharp edge over time
- Light weight enough to be cut and folded easily
Since photo copy paper isn't very see through, tissue paper is way too fragile, and pattern making cardboard (oak tag) is bulky and difficult to store for the average household....
You will find this Dot-and-Cross Pattermaking Paper an excellent all-rounder.
Your store-bought patterns will last much longer - and you will NEVER have to struggle with tissue monsters, EVER again!
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That means you can probably have some fun with your now-retired tissue patterns.....
"I was nervous about buying this without very much information about what it actually was, but I was happily surprised it was exactly what I wanted.
It is hard to find this paper in stores. It has dots, lines and crosses so you can use them for grain lines. It works perfectly for making your own clothing patterns. Highly recommended."
- Vicki, a Happy Customer
Keen to Try it for yourself?
Grab yours now and you can experience:
- Pattern cutting like a pro - No More Struggle.
Time and Get your project done - already!
- Do it Right in the first place - so you can Avoid headaches :-)
- A sense of achievement, because you've solved your own problem.
- No Frustration - all Enjoyment during your Precious Me-time!
- Be proud and tell everyone: "I made this!"
So the Only Question is:
Should you get just ONE pack for yourself,
or Grab a Second pack for a friend?
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