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Sunday, July 29, 2012

How to Print your PDF Patterns!


Hi everyone! It's me, Tiffany, and I'm *gasp* actually writing a blog post! :)

We are often asked about printing and how to get your pattern pieces to print properly! I thought I would make this blog to show some photos and further explain how to ensure they print properly!




First of all, the pattern pieces should be printed on standard 8.5” x 11” paper. Before printing, check to make sure you have the proper settings. The "Auto Rotate and Center" box must be ticked, and page-scaling must be set to "None” or “100%.” This is VERY important. Above is a screen shot to show you exactly what this means. Your print screen might look slightly different, but the options should be the same. The red ovals above show the options that must be selected. 
   


After printing, find the 1” square on the printed pattern piece. Use a ruler or measuring tape to make sure the square is exactly 1”. If the square is even a little bit larger or smaller, it can throw off your sizing and the outfit will not fit properly! You will need to check your settings and try printing again, until your square measures exactly 1” as shown above. We recommend printing only from the latest version of Adobe Reader. (It’s free.) Other readers may appear to be correct but do not always print to scale. 

When you have finished printing your pieces and you know they measure correctly, you are ready to tape them together and cut your fabric!


Happy Sewing!! 

Tiffany and Shannon

2 comments:

  1. I am trying to print the Eleanor pattern. Some pages are printing correctly and then some are printing blank. I went to my history and downloaded it again thinking that the pdf was corrupt but still no luck. Any advice? Thank you!!

    Kathryn Samford
    kathrynnicole08@gmail.com

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  2. same thing happened to me... half the pages are blanks and when i print certain pages, it completely prints randomly and not the pages i asked it to. never had a problem with other peoples pdf files

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