What helps you match pattern pieces?

What helps you match pattern pieces?

The most important part of pattern matching is the layout of the paper pattern pieces on the fabric and then cutting out the garment pieces so that the pattern on the fabric matches when you sew up your make. Three common methods for cutting are cut one piece first, draw the pattern on the pattern, and cutting double.

How much extra fabric do I need to match a pattern?

Instead of a plain fabric, you’ve chosen an ikat pattern, 54inW, that repeats every 12 inches vertically and every 10 inches horizontally. Per the chart above, you need to order an additional 20% of fabric—or 1.8 yards—so that the pattern matches correctly.

Do you have to pattern match?

Unless you’re making clothes or projects with only straight seamlines, it’s impossible to pattern match fully along the length of any curved seams. Ultimately though, pattern matching is down to personal taste. If you don’t care, then you really don’t have to do any matching at all, and that’s totally OK!

How do you join two fabrics together?

Using fusible tape is super easy. Just place the tape between the two pieces of fabric you wish to join, and press with a hot, dry iron until the tape melts and causes the two pieces of fabric to stick. Allow plenty of time for the bond to cool and solidify before moving anything, as you don’t want anything to slip.

How do you lay out a pattern?

Pattern Layouts

  1. Pattern preliminaries. Be sure you have all the necessary pattern pieces.
  2. Spread out fabric carefully.
  3. Choose a cutting layout.
  4. With-nap layout, lengthwise fold.
  5. Without-nap layout, crosswise fold.
  6. Lengthwise double fold.
  7. Grainline and layout.
  8. Anchor the pattern to the fabric.

What are the techniques in cutting the final pattern?


  • Parts of the Woven Fabric.
  • Selvage – This is the finished side edges of the fabric.
  • General Layout of a Pattern.
  • Laying Out Pattern Pieces for the Blouse.
  • For One-way Fabrics.
  • For Checks and Striped Fabrics.

What is the best fabric glue?

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  • Odif USA 505 Spray.
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What is the first step to do before laying the patterns over the fabric?

Lay out pattern pieces – focus on 5 areas:

  1. Pressing. Press your tissue pattern pieces before you lay them on your fabric.
  2. Pattern Layout Guide. Follow the layout guide that comes with your pattern.
  3. Grainlines. The grainline on your pattern piece is very important.
  4. Cutting.
  5. Marking.

How do you match fabric?

1. Match up the selvage edge of the fabric. 2. Press both pieces of fabric. ( if you only press one, the heat can shrink the fabric and they will not match as easily) Press the selvage edge over just enough to create a pattern match and press the entire length of the fabric. 3. Line…

How do you make fabric repeat?

Pull a thread out along the cut edge of the fabric to find the straight grain along the width of the fabric. Measure along the line of the pulled thread from the inside edge of the selvage to the point where the fabric’s pattern begins to repeat. This distance is the pattern repeat along the width of the fabric.

What is matching wallpaper?

The match means the place where the design matches at the seams. Check the back of your wallpaper for the match information. Random match is the easiest to work and will not create any waste when measuring strips as these wallpapers line up randomly at the seams.