Why are sewing patterns on tissue paper?
Tracing allows you to keep the original pattern pieces intact, which is especially nice if they are printed on a delicate paper such as tissue, or if they are printed in such a way that the pattern pieces overlap (this is common in sewing books that include pattern sheets).
Can you use tissue paper as pattern paper?
A kitchen table works. Iron the tissue paper if need be. Then lay the tissue paper over the original pattern using flat pins if needed and use a soft dull pencil to trace the size pattern you are wanting to use. Do not use to much pressure.
How do you use tissue paper patterns?
The very first thing you should do when working with tissue patterns is to unfold them and iron them flat. Use a low setting without steam. Moisture can make the tissue soft and cause distortions or rips. Any folds or wrinkles in the paper can significantly affect the fit of the final project.
Can you use parchment paper for sewing patterns?
The sturdiness of parchment paper makes them great for tracing sewing patterns. Just copy your sewing pattern on to the parchment paper and get to work. It’s sturdy but flexible, so you can manipulate it without it ripping.
What can u use instead of tracing paper?
Light tables, graphite, chalk and even charcoal allow you to trace any paper-based images or designs, sans tracing paper.
What GSM is pattern paper?
Standard Copier / Printer Paper is generally 80 gsm. Tissue Pattern Paper weights around 10 – 15 gsm.