HOW TO PRINT A PATTERN
The pattern pack you have downloaded contains a PDF pattern that is broken up into multiple A4 pages which are then taped together to form your full scale pattern. It is imperative that you print your pattern to the correct size or scale, if the pattern is printed at the wrong size or scale the garment produced from it will not fit.
There are certain print settings in Adobe Reader that must be selected before you can print your pattern - paper size, orientation and scale. These instructions will help you adjust the settings in Adobe Reader, allowing you to print your pattern correctly, each and every time.
Adobe Reader usually remembers your printer settings, however we recommend following these instructions, each and every time you print your pattern.
PRINT DIALOGUE BOXOpen your PDF pattern in Adobe Reader.
Navigate to the “File” menu button in the top left corner of Adobe Reader and click to open the drop down.
Navigate down the list until you have selected and clicked on the ‘PRINT’ menu button.
PAGE SETUPOnce the Print dialogue box is open, click on the ‘PAGE SETUP’ button in the bottom left corner.
Check the size of your paper and make sure the size of your paper is “A4” and the orientation is on ‘PORTRAIT’.
Once you have selected both these settings click the “OK” button to close the dialogue box.
To ensure your patterns print to the correct scale simply select the ‘ACTUAL SIZE’ radio button. This will ensure your pattern prints at the correct scale.
Finally to print your patternclick the ‘PRINT’ button.
MAKING SURE YOU PATTERN PRINTED TO THE CORRECT SCALEAt the top of each printed page you will find a scale; centimeters on the left and Inches on the right. To ensure your pattern has printed correctly, simply measure one of these scales using a ruler. If the measurement on your ruler matches the scale, then you have printed your pattern correctly and you are ready to piece your pattern together.
If the scale does not match, then there is a problem with your print settings pleae go back and follow the instructions carefully. If you are having serious difficulties please contact me via e-mail.
PIECING YOUR PATTERN TOGETHERPages are assembled using a simple grid system:
The first or top row is labelled as A. The second row is B, the third C and so on depending how large your pattern is. The first column is labelled 1, the second 2, the third 3 and so on, depending on large your pattern is. This system allows us to reference each page: A1, A2, B3, D4, etc.
So you never loose a page, the page reference can be found at the top of each printout.
The small arrow on the left side of each page refers to the previous page in that row. Make sure the tip of both triangles meet when joining pages.
Your pattern should now be pieced together and ready to cut out and use - It should look something similar to this!