Sewing Guides

How to Guide No. 6 – Laying Out Your Pattern


Hints and tips on laying out the pattern pieces




  • The Fabric Key – understanding your pattern
  • The Lay Diagram – placing the pattern on the fabric
  • Which Diagram? – focusing on the information you need
  • Matching Checks and Stripes – big patterns and one-way designs
  • Tricky Fabrics and Subtle Patterns – dealing with design quirks
  • Positioning Patterns – planning ahead for the look you want
  • The Straight of Grain – the most important pattern marking
  • Ready to Pin – tips for perfect pinning


This guide has 24 pages and a pdf file size of 8MB

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