Types of Layout
Laying out the pattern on the fabric to prepare for cutting is an important step, that must be done carefully and accurately for great looking results.
A well sewn garment starts at the cutting table. Laying out your pattern on the fabric to prepare for cutting is an important step that must be done. Layout has to follow a specific pattern which mainly depends upon the type of the garment, the pattern pieces and the width of the fabric. The types of layout are lengthwise centre fold, off centre lengthwise fold, cross wise centre fold, off centre cross wise fold, combination fold and open layout.
Some of the principles to be followed while laying patterns:
1. Press the fabric as well as the pattern pieces flat before laying the pattern on the fabric.
2. Use a large table or any hard flat surface for accommodating the work.
3. If an open layout is used, place the fabric right side up on the table. For all other layouts fold the fabric right sides facing and wrong sides out.
4. Decide on the best way to fold your cloth this will depend on the width of the cloth, width of your pattern pieces, the type of cloth and design of the garment (whether left and right haves are identical. Whether many pieces have to be cut on fold the garment (whether left and right halves are identical, whether many pieces have to be cut on fold)