Feel intimidatd by Burdastyle’s pattern sheets and wonder how us pattern magazines fans do it without losing our minds? Then then this video tutorial about tracing Burdastyle patterns is for you! In it I explain all the nuts and bolts of how it works. Plus give you tips on paper, pens and show you some hacks that will make adding seam allowance both easier and quicker.
In my Burdastyle pattern tracing tutorial I talk about
- A really good and cheap tracing paper
- The importance of using the right pencil
- Why you shouldn’t trust Burdastyle’s seam allowance suggestions and instead use the best seam allowance for each seam type or project.
- How to find the lines and sizes in an easy way
- How to hack the seam allowance process using some simple “cheats”
- And much more!
But as I say in the video, there are many ways to do it, so I recommend trying out different methods and there are plenty of suggestions on-line. My approach is pretty old school and uses no fancy gadgets and and unusual methods.
Some people prefer using builder’s plastic as tracing “paper” for instance or trace hard-to-see lines by placing the pattern on a window in lieu of a light box. I don’t feel the need to do that, but just to say that there are plenty of ideas out there.
Links related to tracing Burdastyle patterns
Pattern magazine nostalgia (yes the pattern sheets were way worse in the 80’s)