## What are the 2 special right triangles?

The two special right triangles include: 45°; 45°; 90° Triangle.

## What is a seam allowance in sewing?

A seam allowance is the area between the fabric edges and the line of stitches. Seam allowances can range from 1/4″ wide to as much as several inches.

## What are the special right triangle rules?

A special right triangle is a right triangle with some regular feature that makes calculations on the triangle easier, or for which simple formulas exist. For example, a right triangle may have angles that form simple relationships, such as 45°–45°–90°. This is called an “angle-based” right triangle.

## How do you layout patterns on fabric?

If a pattern piece has a “place on the fold” line, place that line exactly on the fold of the fabric. Pin the pattern along the fold. Extend pin tips beyond the fold so you don’t accidently cut along the fold of the fabric. Some pattern pieces may need to be placed on the fabric with their printed sides down.

## Do you cut patterns on the wrong side of fabric?

Carefully refold the fabric for cutting, following the grain. Fabric is usually folded right sides together for cutting. The only time it is cut right side out is if it has a design that must be taken into account and that does not show through to the wrong side.

## How should you lay out pattern pieces to avoid wasting fabric?

Tell you what direction your pattern piece should be placed on your fabric. Your grain line is always parallel to the selvage. If your pattern piece should be lay lengthwise, crosswise or on the bias, the grainline will tell you (as well as the layout guide).

## What are the techniques in cutting the final pattern?

TECHNIQUES IN CUTTING FINAL PATTERN

• LAYING OUT PATTERN PIECES FOR LADIES BLOUSE.
• Parts of the Woven Fabric.
• Selvage – This is the finished side edges of the fabric.
• General Layout of a Pattern.
• Laying Out Pattern Pieces for the Blouse.
• For One-way Fabrics.
• For Checks and Striped Fabrics.
• TRANSFERRING OF MARKS ONTO THE FABRIC.

## How do you sew a pattern without cutting it?

The best way to use a sewing pattern without cutting it is to trace the pattern. You can do this by laying out the pattern onto a table and placing a sheet of paper over the top. By tracing the pattern you can create the size you would like to make.

## Can I reuse a sewing pattern?

A permanent sewing pattern is an indestructible copy of your sewing pattern that involves tracing the original design onto a very sturdy material that you can reuse over and over again. Cut out your pattern on the sturdy material and fill in all of the pattern details like grain lines, darts, etc.

## How can I make my sewing pattern last longer?

There are some patterns in sewing that we use over and over again. Stacy Grissom shows us an easy to way to make your sewing patterns last longer by using lightweight fusible interfacing. Simply fuse to the back of your pattern with an iron, and your paper patterns will last much longer!

## Should I iron my sewing pattern?

When sewing and using tissue paper pattern pieces that are folded or very wrinkled, it is very important to press the pattern pieces with a dry iron on a low setting so they lay flat. If you do not press them, the wrinkles and folds may distort the lines on the pattern and possible even the size.

## What is NAP sewing pattern?

Nap or napped fabric simply refers to a fabric that has a fluffy raised surface (also called pile) which generally goes in one direction. When you feel down fabric with a nap, it should feel smooth. If you stroke the pile in the opposite direction, it often feels rough.

## How do you store patterns?

Sewing Pattern Storage – 8 WAYS to store patterns

1. Idea #1: Magazine holders.
2. Idea #2: Ring binders with clear plastic inserts.
3. Idea #3: Large Envelopes in a Tub.
4. Idea #4: Ziplock bags.
5. Idea #5: Pattern makers hooks.
6. Idea #6: Cardboard Folders or Envelopes.
7. Idea #7: Pants hangers.
8. Idea #8: Concertina files.

## How do I save a copyshop pattern?

The copy shop pattern prints on one or more big sheets of paper instead a bunch of small ones that need to be taped together. For that there is an A0 size file and one that is 28” wide and very long. You can take the pdf files to a local copy shop and they will print it on a big sheet of paper (or 2).

## What is pattern storage?

Once I unfold those commercial tissue paper patterns, I can never (no matter how hard I tried) get them back into that small envelope. That’s right, I would fold them, refold them and try to stuff them into the original envelope and it would almost always end within a ripped mess.

## How do you organize quilt patterns?

Bins are a popular way to store patterns – either plastic or cardboard bins. I used to have some cardboard bins that were perfect for sewing patterns. But they got damp and fell apart. Another way is to store them in hanging files in a file cabinet.

## How do you store vintage patterns?

According to many enthusiasts, the correct way to care for vintage patterns is to trace them off immediately and then neatly store them in a dry environment. I’m coming around to seeing their point. I do want these patterns to be around for others to appreciate in the decades to come.

## How do I organize my sewing room?

Sewing Room Organization: Top 10 Tips

1. Tip 1: Sort and Store your Quilting Tools by Use & Store near the Work Area.
2. Tip 2: Consider How you Use your Patterns.
3. Tip 3: Speaking of Patterns..
4. Tip 4: Sort your Quilting Magazines & Books:
5. Tip 5: For your Favorite Magazine Patterns:
6. Tip 6: Fabric Storage:
7. Tip 7: Storage Bins.

## What is the best color for a sewing room?

Blues and greens are cool colors, which could be a good choice if you want to inspire some calm during your sewing hours. They also make the walls appear to recede, which is helpful in small rooms. Reds, oranges and yellows are warm colors that can make a larger room feel cozy and comfy.

## How do I organize my fabric?

Lay your ruler on top of the fabric, with about 3″ of fabric over the top of the ruler. Fold the fabric over the top of the ruler. Then using the ruler as a guide, fold the fabric again, making sure to hold onto the part of the fabric that you folded over the first time. Keep folding until you get to the end.

## How do you organize fabric scraps?

Here are some ways to store your scraps, once you’ve got them sorted:

1. Keep them in clear boxes or baskets.
2. Keep your fabric scraps covered.
3. Use mason jars.
4. Use the scraps so you can store them.
5. Arrange scraps by color or type in large zippered plastic bags (the kind you can buy to store sweaters or bedding).

## How can I get free fabric scraps?

Let people know that you’re looking for fabric or linens they don’t need. Join your local freecycle if you aren’t already a member and send out a request for any unwanted fabric, tablecloths, bedding, curtains, etc. Hop on your local craigslist.org and post an ad in the arts+crafts, free and wanted sections.

## Should I save fabric scraps?

There are loads of great ideas out there for organizing and using scraps. Most importantly, do what works for YOU! Saving and organizing scraps is only worth doing if they’re something you’ll use, not because they’re something you feel guilty about.