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Pattern Layout

Pattern LayoutYou cut out your pattern.  Now what?  Now it's time to pin your pattern to your fabric so you can have your fabric pieces.  The pattern layout diagrams are created by commercial pattern companies and usually located on the first page of your pattern directions.  This diagram is very important, because they're showing you exactly how to layout your pieces so you can get everything to fit, but also maintain the direction of the grainline.  If you find all this information confusing, then check out our tutorial.  We show you a few examples of a layout diagram, using real commercial pattern examples, and demonstrate how to read it and how to follow it correctly.  We also go through how to pin your pieces to your fabric so you can get on your way and start sewing your pieces together.

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