Thursday, September 29, 2016

Pattern Matching

Pattern matching takes extra time in planning, cutting and sewing. More fabric is often needed*, but it is all worth it for a smooth uninterrupted look. Even on a small project like this cushion cover.
*to determine how much more fabric you need, measure the length of the pattern repeat from the start of the pattern to the point where it begins (repeats) again. This is one pattern repeat. Next determine how many repeats you need for one side. For a cushion cover it could be less than one repeat, for a curtain making project you might need two or more repeats per curtain drop. Once you know how many repeats you  need then you can calculate the total amount of fabric needed for your project.
Happy sewing!

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