What is a paper pattern and what does it contain?

A PAPER pattern is a printed sewing pattern.

It contains:

  • 1 pretty printed box
  • 1 A0 sheet or more with full-scale pattern containing all the necessary pieces to make the garment
  • 1 detailed instruction file illustrated with coloured photos

What is the delivery price and when will I receive it?

Information about costs and delivery time are available here.

Do the pattern pieces overlap?

As much as possible, I try not to overlap the different pieces. 

For some designs, for example coats, the required paper is larger than A0.   But beyond a certain dimension (82cm x 180cm), I am governed by the thickness of the pattern once folded.

If pieces need to overlap, this is indicated in the pattern’s description. 

Can I cut my pieces directly from the printed paper pattern?

Whether pieces overlap or not, I always recommend that you keep the original and therefore recopy each pattern piece onto paper from a roll which has a reasonable transparency.

Why not print on even bigger paper, to avoid any overlap?

Simply because it is not possible. Printing on paper bigger than A0 format would be a feat in itself but finding a machine to fold such paper would be even harder, as no such machine exists. And I far prefer machine folding over folding by hand, which is not as crisp and clean and gets very tricky in large formats.

How do I trace a sewing pattern?

Unfold the sheet of paper and lay it flat. Highlight each piece that you need for the size you have chosen. Place your pattern paper over it (this is why see-through pattern paper is best), and place weights to hold it flat. Using a pencil, trace each piece.

Are the seam allowances included?

Yes, whether you are using a PDF pattern or a pattern kit, the seam allowances are always included. To facilitate the assembly process, the seam allowance value is specified on the cutting diagram on page 2 of the assembly instructions.

For any other question, please email me at contact@atelier-scammit.fr