How to Print PDF Sewing Patterns


// Printing your PDF Pattern //

Open the .pdf file that you have downloaded.

Click File, Print.

How to print PDF digital patterns

In the Print Box, make sure ACTUAL SIZE is checked OR select the scaling to 100%. Most printers default to Fit To Page – if this is checked your pattern will print smaller than the actual size

How to print digital PDF patterns

Ensure your page format is set to Portrait. In my Printer Settings, I select Auto Portrait which ensures the document is centred on the page.

Note: Our patterns have been formatted to be printed on both A4 and US Letter size paper so shouldn't need to make any changes here if you printer has been setup for your PC.

Once you have printed the file, measure the test square that you will find on each page (you do not need to measure them on every page if you have printed them all at the same time) and make sure it actually measures 3cm x 3cm. If not, then your pattern has not printed in Actual Size.

How to print digital PDF patterns

// Pattern Assembly //

For tips of assembling PDF patterns quickly and easily, use this tutorial.


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