HOW TO PRINT DIGITAL PDF SEWING PATTERNS
HOW TO USE DIGITAL PDF PATTERNS
Closet Case Patterns only offers PDF sewing patterns at this time. PDF files are very convenient since you can enjoy your patterns instantly!
Once you complete your purchase, you will be emailed a link to your file which you will be able to download 3 times for up to one year. Each Closet Case Pattern comes in 3 parts:
- Step by step instructions with photos and diagrams to help you make a perfect garment. If you would like to save paper, you don't have to print this out; simply refer to the instructions on your screen.
- The sewing pattern in letter or A4 format for use on any home printer.
- The sewing pattern in a large "copy shop" file, for use on metric or imperial paper. In the US, you can easily order this print online at Fedex.com. Any copy shop that does printing for architects will have the large scale printer necessary for these files.
If you are printing at home, it is very important that you print your pattern to the proper scale. Always print the first sheet with the scaling box first to ensure your printer settings are correct.
- Mac users will be able to print this file from "Preview" - select 100% scaling
- PC users can use any PDF viewing software, although we recommend Adobe Acrobat or Reader. In your printer dialog settings, select "No scaling".
ASSEMBLING YOUR PATTERN
To assemble your pattern, you will need scissors or an exacto knife and a glue stick or tape. Cut off the right and bottom edges of all the patterns sheet so they can be overlapped.
Follow the numbered guides to assemble your pattern in the correct order (the layout of these pages will be included in the Instructions file). Overlap your sheets and then glue or tape them together.
We recommend tracing your size in case you need a larger size later on, but you can also cut your pattern out and reprint later if necessary.
Enjoy sewing your Closet Case Pattern!