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Enlarging a sewing pattern ?

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Enlarging a sewing pattern ?

Postby sleepymummy » Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:52 am

I was looking at making Emily a big stuffed dog/elephant or something for Christmas but alot of the patterns I'm seeing online say that they need to be enlarged to make the toy. Having never done this before I haven't a clue where to start :-? Can anyone point me in the right direction, preferably an idiots guide with step by step instructions :oops: If it makes a difference it either this one http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/J-Greenhowe-Soulful-Hound-Dog-21-long-Sewing-Pattern-/220846806952?pt=UK_Crafts_SewingPatterns_EH&hash=item336b7ed7a8
or an elephant by the same pattern maker. Thankyou in advance

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Re: Enlarging a sewing pattern ?

Postby clevercuttlefish » Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:56 am

The easiest way I can think of is to take it into a shop and get it photocopied larger :)

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Re: Enlarging a sewing pattern ?

Postby flossyfly » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:42 am

you probably need to redraw it using squared/grid paper. Difficult to know without seeing the paper with the pattern on!
Using a photocopier may work :thumbsup:

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Re: Enlarging a sewing pattern ?

Postby flossyfly » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:48 am

Have you looked for a downloadable pattern?

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Re: Enlarging a sewing pattern ?

Postby ems » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:53 am

can't you use a pantograph?

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Re: Enlarging a sewing pattern ?

Postby sleepymummy » Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:29 pm

ems wrote:can't you use a pantograph?


fab idea :thumbsup: Is it wrong that i'm considering opening the sketch-a-graph that I bought for Bethany's birthday next month to use the one thats in it :oops:

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Re: Enlarging a sewing pattern ?

Postby MissFrodo » Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:31 pm

http://www.farbenmix.de/shop/Kreative-F ... 10046.html

Free elephant pattern that you can print in the right size ;)

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Re: Enlarging a sewing pattern ?

Postby knees_on » Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:01 pm

ems wrote:can't you use a pantograph?


What's one of dem den?

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Re: Enlarging a sewing pattern ?

Postby sleepymummy » Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:20 am

knees_on wrote:
ems wrote:can't you use a pantograph?


What's one of dem den?


It lets you trace a picture and it enlarges it as you trace - like this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pantograph_animation.gif
I had one as a kid it was great


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