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What do you use to trace pattern from Burda Style Magazine?


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    Feb 10, 2012, 09.09 AMby buddingnaturalist

    Hi Shirlee I normally use a bumpy edged double tracing wheel (not a spiny one) as this prevents the paper and fabric from bunching up as you wheel. Clover has two versions of that. I place the pattern over some carbon paper and place some craft paper below that. Then I run the inner wheel over the pattern and the outer wheel ‘draws’ the seam allowance. For the hem I do the same but with a larger distance between the two wheels. Also for tracing darts and such onto fabric I use wax based ‘carbon’ paper for soft or coloured fabrics and ‘carbon’ based carbon paper for firm and light coloured fabrics. While tracing I use small heavy books as pattern weights instead of pinning/attaching the fabric to the pattern. I find this more accurate and professional than pinning. Hope that helps.

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