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How to use a Downloadable PDF Pattern

Pinterest has made PDF Patterns all the rage! Let's face it--it is pretty cool to be able to download and print your patterns at home without having to drive all the way across town to the fabric store!

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One important thing to remember when using/printing a downloadable pattern is to look for a scale or 1 inch test square. You will want to measure these to make sure that they printed in the correct scale--or your finished project may turn out to be the wrong size!

Another tip is to tape all of the papers together with the printed side up--then flip the whole thing upside down and tape the loose edges on the back, too. This will help avoid annoying paper folds while cutting the pattern out and using the pattern.

Looking for some PDF patterns to try? Check these out: Sew What Sewing Patterns.