printing and assembling a PDF pattern

 Printing, assembling and cutting the PDF pattern:

1) Download your PDF pattern file and print on DIN A4 paper. Take care that the printer settings is set to “Actual Size”  or “Print at 100%”. To check that the scaling is correct, print the first page only. There is a test square (3 x 3 cm) on the first page which you can measure to check that the scaling is correct.

2) There is a pattern printout overview included in the sewing instructions. This is your plan for number of pages (tiles) required and for the order in which the pages (tiles) are to be assembled.

3) Each page has a frame with a page number (A01,A02 etc.)
Sort the pages so that the first page of the PDF file is on top. Now sort the pages into rows (e.g. A01 – A05)  and cut-off the top and the right borders of each page.

4) Tape the “A” row of pages together matching at the frames.  Now do the same with the second row (e.g. B01 – B05) – the “B” row. It is easiest to tape each row first, i.e. row A, B, C, etc. and then to tape the finished rows together. Take care that the cutting and pattern lines match across pages (tiles). Use the pattern printout overview as your guide.


1) Choose your size according to the measurement chart. Trace your size on to tissue paper taking care to copy all notches, markings and grainlines. Or cut your size directly from taped pages. Make any fitting changes needed.

2) Check the pattern piece cutting overview for the pattern pieces needed for your garment variation. Note how often the pattern piece is needed (1x, 2x, etc.) and the the orientation of the pattern piece (mirrored, on fold, etc.). Place pattern pieces on your fabric. Cut the pattern pieces along the paper edge. Seam and hem allowances are included in the pattern pieces.

3) Transfer notches using tailors chalk on the wrong side of the fabric or by clipping into the seam allowance (NB: The cut should be shorter than the seam allowance so that there are no holes in the finished garment).