How are sewing patterns numbered?

What do the numbers mean on sewing patterns?

Letter/ Number System

There are always letters or numbers to mark the pattern pieces. On my example pattern, there are letters for each project. Then each pattern piece has a number, on the reverse of the packaging, there is a list. The list tells you that project B requires the piece numbers 7 to 17.

Does a pattern tell you how much fabric you need?

Patterns will include how much yardage you need, often in 45″ and 60″ bolt measurements. If you’re working with a print such as stripes or a fabric with nap, you’ll want to get a bit of extra fabric to match your pieces.

What are three things you need to know to read a pattern?

How to read a sewing pattern

  • Style lines. The photos shown with a pattern can be misleading. …
  • Sewing level. …
  • Fabric suggestions. …
  • Fabric yardages. …
  • Thread and notions. …
  • Size chart. …
  • Pattern pieces / measurements chart. …
  • Symbols/notches.

How do you use pattern storage?

Pattern Storage is a machine that stores Crystal Memory patterns that are to be used in a Replicator. To get a pattern, you place a blank Crystal Memory into a Scanner, along with an item. Once it finished scanning you place the Crystal Memory into the Pattern Storage.

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How do you store large 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 you tell if fabric is 45 or 60?

If the pattern calls for 60″ fabric, that’s easy – go with “1” and the corresponding figures across that row.

  1. Example #1 – your fabric is 60″ wide and the pattern lists 6 ½ yards of 45″ wide.
  2. Example #2 – your fabric is 40″ wide and the pattern lists 8 yards of 54″ wide.
  3. However… The Disclaimer: