Preserving the Patterns Before Sewing
The sewing pattern or the one that can be used commonly should be preserved. A favourite sewing pattern should be preserved so that it can be used over and over again without becoming distorted or ripped. Patterns can be expensive, and many become unavailable so preserving the pattern will be helpful. Preserve the patterns so that it can be used for a years.
· Press the pattern pieces so that there are no wrinkles in the pattern. It needs to be smooth so that the final piece will be as accurate as the original pattern.
· Lay the fusible interfacing on your ironing board (or ironing surface) with the fusible side up, the paper side or parchment paper on the ironing board side so that the fusible web does not fuse to the ironing board cover.
· Lay the pattern, right side up, on the interfacing, so that the interfacing will be fused to the wrong side of the paper pattern pieces.
· Place the pieces close together to prevent wasting the interfacing but do not overlap the pattern pieces. (Ignore laying the pattern out following the grain lines for preserving the pattern).
· Lay parchment paper on top of the pattern pieces and press the pieces to the interfacing, keeping everything flat and smooth.
· Cut out the pattern pieces, after the pieces are firmly fused together. Consider putting all the pieces in a large brown mailing envelope with the pattern envelope taped securely to the front and back of the brown envelope. Clear packing tape over the pattern envelope. Preserve the original envelope on the brown envelope.