When I think about enlarging a pattern, my first thought it to run down to the copy shop.  But what happens if the copy shop is closed?  CraftStylish shares a downloadable project sheet showing how to enlarge a pattern without using a photocopier.  They also point out a couple of good reasons why a photocopier may not be the best option for enlarging a pattern.  First, enlarging a pattern often creates shapes that are bigger than a standard paper size.  Second, enlarging a pattern with a photocopier can distort sizes due to the pattern lines themselves getting enlarged.  Get the tutorial.

[photo from CraftStylish]

By Anne Weaver


4 Comments so far

  1. Serena on September 25, 2011 5:12 pm

    links not working just so you know

  2. sharon on September 25, 2011 5:51 pm

    Can anyone tell me where these types of miniatures patterns can be found, particularly those that give a measurement scale?

  3. anneweaver on September 25, 2011 6:59 pm

    Serena, The link is working fine for me. Perhaps it was just a temporary glitch? –Anne

  4. sharon on September 27, 2011 5:17 am

    I answered my own question. You can find miniature patterns in lots of European and Asian sewing magazines.

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