Pattern Basics- Understanding the Cutting Layout
Added Nov 21, 2007
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The layout indicates where the fold of the fabric should be when you cut the fabrics, with a thick dotted line.
Additionally, the layout tells you which way to lay the actual pattern onto the fabric, meaning if the printed side of the pattern should face down onto the fabric, or face up. The solid line around a pattern piece means it should face up, and the thin dotted line means it should face down.