Aug 11 2015
              Creations by Michie’ is excited to now offer the option to buy Printable Patterns! We are working hard to make all patterns available as Printable Patterns and will add them to the website as they are completed. Here is a quick tutorial on how to use the Printable Patterns. Our patterns are designed to be printed from the home printer (using either 8 1/2″ x 11″ or A4 paper) and then be taped together to construct the large pattern sheet. We recommend tracing the size you will be making to preserve the original. This will also make the pattern easier to work with and will remove any bulk after taping the pages together.
Upon purchase of a Creations by Michie’ Printable Pattern you will receive a link and special code to download the PDF’s of the pattern. We recommend saving them to a file folder on your computer. You will receive a PDF with the front, back and instructions in one file and the large pattern sheets in a separate file (Figure 1). Most large pattern sheets will be separated into several pages to make the pieces more manageable when taping together.

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              To print your large pattern sheet you will open the file in Adobe Reader and choose the Print option. You will then see all the pages that will be printed. On the first page there is a 1” test square to ensure proper scaling and fit.
              When you select the Print option, make sure Page Scaling is set to None and that Auto-Rotate and Center is selected (Figure 2). If you want to only Print the first page to check the Test Square, select Current Page to do so.

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              After you have tested to make sure your 1” test square is in fact 1” then you can begin assembling your Printable Pattern (Figure 3). You will notice all the pattern pieces will have a semi circle and letter on any sides that will meet up with another page. You will trim one page to the gray line and match the letters to make a complete circle (Figure 4 & 5).

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             Continue this for all pages until your pattern is assembled. Trace off the desired size and construct the garment (Figure 6). The instructions can be printed or viewed on your computer or tablet.

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Happy Sewing!
Michie’, Anna & Tiffany

 

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7 comments on “How to Assemble a Creations by Michie’ Printable Pattern

  1. Debra Parker on said:

    I know a lot of people will be thrilled to get your patterns in PDF, but I’m a paper pattern girl. Hoping you’re not going to quit selling the paper patterns!

  2. Mary Anne on said:

    I can hardly wait. Thanks. Will you also be posting smocking designs?

  3. Jennifer L Mahlow on said:

    My granddaughter was looking for a baptismal outfit for my great grandson and found this one in the Heirloom Sewing Magazine. I looked at your website yesterday and many other websites and stores but I didn’t notice until this morning that this came in “Printable”. I am so thrilled because the baptism is next Sunday and I can’t take a chance on the mail getting here in time for me to make the bubble suit. it by looking at the picture and I will be making it out of Nelona batiste and I wanted a very special pattern. Thanks so much.

  4. Carolyn Hagood on said:

    I want to purchase pattern #110 but DO NOT want it printable.Can I purchase this?