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Just starting to use patterns? We know some people are hesitant to use patterns, but its really quite easy! Everything you need to know is right on the pattern, and once you start, you’ll never stop! But before you start, you need to understand the importance of laying out a pattern. In the fashion industry, the layout of the pattern is one of the most important processes, because it maximizes the use of the fabric and that can really help cut costs in the long run. Whether or not you are a pro, you can check out the cutting layout provided with a pattern in order to save yourself future frustrations that can occur if, say, you are like me, and just cut any which way until you realize you are out of fabric! So whether you are a beginner, either new to patterns or new to sewing all together, or a veteran who could use a little brush up, you can check out this How To on layout out pattern pieces to make sure your pieces are cut perfectly every time. Hope its a helpful lesson for everyone, and look forward to next weeks How To for a translation of all those crazy symbols all over your patterns!

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