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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!

Ask anybody who sews.....

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...
But the first step in creating professional result is having the right materials on hand.

"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.

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.

Wanna Say Goodbye to Tissue Patterns Headaches?
Get Some to Try Now.

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 :-)

Keen to Give it a go yourself?
Simply Add Some to Cart Now.

"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 1220 mm (48") wide x 3 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!

Why Not Get Some Now.

"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 :-)

This way you will have a set of clean-cut pattern pieces - with nice sharp edges - that are sturdy enough to use again and again, and also fine enough to put your pins through - so pinning them onto your fabric is a breeze!

"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?

Ready to Have a Go?
Add to Cart & Try it Now.

"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  45 gsm .
Not too heavy, Not too light :-)



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!

No More Tissue Patterns Headaches!
Add Some to Cart & Get Yours Now.

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.
  • Save 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?



Simply  Click The Add To Cart Button To Get Yours Now!


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We understand. Because sometimes it's hard to know if you really want something, right?

Especially when shopping online!

That's why we provide 60 Day Money Back Easy Returns* to support you.

Because we know sewing - but You Know Best :-)

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In the unlikely event if it doesn't work for you in any way, simply contact us. You have sixty (60) days to try things out.

There's no rush. Take your time.

Beacuse we want you to have plenty of time to feel absolutely certain that you're enjoying what you've chosen!

If you're not 100% happy - simply let us know and return the item in brand new condition, including all original packaging intact.

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How long will it take to receive my order?

All fully paid orders placed by 5pm Monday to Thursday will be processed overnight and ready to send by our warehouse - normally the next day or following business day.

Orders placed on Friday and Weekends will be processed on Sunday night - because our warehouse operates Monday to Friday except Public Holidays.

Once it leaves our warehouse, the actual time frame is up to the delivery services. This can vary depending on your location and road conditions.

Any delivery time estimates shown are estimates only - so please use it as a guide line.

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We use a dispatch system that works out the most efficient way to send your order.

This way the postage works out fair and reasonable, and your parcel reaches you quickly as well - because we know you can't wait!
That means your parcel may reach you by either Courier or Aust Post.

In general, larger items tend to be delivered by couriers, while small items tend to go by Aust Post.

How is my postage calculated?

Great question.

Depending on weight and dimension, some times we are able to do Flat Rate across Australia, so the postage is the same no matter where you are.

Other times we use the Built-in Calculated system provided by Aust Post, and your postage is calculated based on YOUR location.

Can I get it delivered to my P.O. Box?

Depends on the item (and its dimensions), because Aust Post have size restrictions and couriers are NOT allowed to deliver to a P.O. Box.

Please check with us when in doubt.

If you have nominated a P.O. box, and the item is within Aust Post size, then it will go by Aust Post. Most of the time, this is the case.

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Your sure can!

When you check out, you can choose to ship your order to your billing address or a different address.

Simply choose the second option, and then fill in the shipping address of where you want you parcel sent.

Please double check we have Your Correct Address so your order can find its way to you!

What if courier services are not available in my area?

Some locations are outside of courier services....

In these cases we CAN arrange for your order to be deliverd to your local post office.

But please provide us with a street address (street number & name) - even if it is the only Post Office in town - as if it is an office address.

A phone number would help too - this will avoid delays.

What if I need my order urgently?

No worries, we will do our best. Just let us know.

Please give us as much notice as possible - especially for special occasions like birthdays!

In most cases, we CAN arrange an upgrade from Regular Post to Express Post for a little extra.

Please contact us first so we can update your invoice to show the correct amount.

Do you offer combine shipping?
I want to order more than one item...

Sure! Please "Add to Cart" for all the items you want and let the system work it out for you.

If you're unsure, let us know. A quick message is all we need.
This way we can double check the postage for you. Simple!

Can I pick up my order?

No. Sorry - unless you're picking up furniture directly from our supplier.

Because most of our items are located in a commercial warehouse - with NO public acess.

There is no shop front - because that's how we can pass on the savings to you!

Some useful things you might want to know:
    • Combined Shipping - We are happy to combine shipping for multiple purchases based on the combined weight and dimensions of your items, so add what you like to cart as you go, and check out our shop to see what else you like... you never know what you might find!
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    • Packaging & Sending - All your items will be packed well and we do everything we can to make sure you package arrives safely. In the unlikely event something does go wrong with your package, please contact us via email. We do our best to resolve any concerns.
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It is best to providing these details by sending us a quick message - this means your parcel will be dispatched to you faster.

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Why Shop With Us?

Because we're here for you.
and your sewing needs.

Sew Much Easier is founded by a sewists, for fellow sewist :-)

We're a surprisingly small team that put a great deal of thoughts into what we do and how we do it. We stock only a handful of curated sewing goodies - each one carefully hand picked and tested ourselves.

Everything we stock only make it to our online store if we absolutlely LOVE them - for our own sewing. Because we're only interested in handing over what YOU would be happy with.


Hi, I'm Shelley.

I confess that I'm a fabric addict. And I love nothing more than geeking out over the ins-and-outs of sewing machines - and all the bits that come with it. Presser feet are my specialty :-)

I've been sharing my passion of sewing all my life - with a career in fashion design and patchwork teaching - and now I serve fellow sewist everywhere by delivering sewing goodies to your door. And that's only the beginning.

Long after your first purchase - whether it's a sewing machine, dressmakers dummy, or some bobbins - we'll be there to celebrate your joy in the simple act of making something by hand.

Simply drop us a line and...

we'll be there whenever you need help. Any time.


P.S.  I know you're a savvy shooper. And you understand the value of Buy Well, Buy Once.

Because you want to be 100% confident in the quality of your purchase, so that you can be 100% confident in your sewing!

That's Why...

I'd like to make sure You are 100% Happy - so take your time, take a couple of months - get to know your sewing goodies from us.

And in case you change your mind - No Worries. Because shopping online should be stress-free!

Give it a Go Today. You'll be glad you did. So, Go Ahead!

P.P.S.  Join Thousands of Happy Sewists Australia-wide, and be part of our caring creative community. Contact me (Shelley) any time for technical advice or anything sewing related.

Stay in touch - I'm here for you :-)

Last but Not Least...
When you've made something with goodies from us...
Remember to send me a photo.

Because I'd LOVE to see Your Work!


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That means for most items...
We are Not Able to Offer Pick Up. 

Instead we provide fast & low cost delivery to your door :-)

The Only Exception is for Furniture - pick up can be arranged from the supplier directly.

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Pattern making paper
By: on 10 November 2023

Fantastic, perfect for what I wanted.

Very Happy
By: on 3 January 2022

Thank you I received everything now my parcel was waiting for me at the post office, and I’m very happy. Kind regards Machele Kerzinger

By: on 4 April 2021

I bought 5 packets of Pattern transfer paper. They will come in so handy for me. I am upping my skills set, and venturing into doing pattern drafting and altering etc. The paper isn't as transparent as I thought it would be, however it is just fine! This paper will be so much better to work with than the tissue paper patterns, and the A4 Printer paper. My package arrived very promptly. I am very pleased with my purchase.


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