How to print & assemble pdf pattern tiles.

 Swim style pdf sewing pattern instructions

How to print and assemble pdf swim style patterns .

Classic pants pants pattern Refer to this diagram to assemble tiles in correct position
Classic pants pants pattern
Refer to this diagram to assemble tiles in correct position

Swim style pdf patterns

How to print & assemble a pdf Swim style pattern

You will need a standard printer to print A4 size paper.

The paper size is 210mm x 297mm

Imperial paper size 8.3 x 11.7 inches

Or you can take the file to a print shop and they will print it out for you .

Most pdf patterns have a test tile or measurement lengths labeled on the printed  pattern to verify the correct size.

Swim style pdf pattern -measure the printed borders.

To print out the pattern you will need adobe acrobat software .This is free software you can download from the internet if you do not have it.

Each pattern tile should be printed at 1:1 ratio or Actual size 

This will be in your printer set up preview.

There is room around each pattern tile as you need the space to glue the tiles together .

Step 1

print out pattern tiles

Place in correct position
Place in correct position

At this point check the size of the printed borders of pattern tiles .

Printed Border size of the Swim Style pattern tiles are 170 mm x 240 mm or 17 cm x 24 cm .

Printed Border size Imperial measurement 6.69 inches x 9.44 inches

Also you will find measurement lines or test tiles labeled with measurements to check for correct size .

Measure these also.

Step 2

Cut top and left edge of each tile along printed border .

Use scissors for cutting paper or

Paper cutter pattern tiles

Handy tip – you can also use a paper cutter to cut the tile borders. Paper cutters can be purchased at Art & Craft shops.

Cut of excess paper on border lines of top and left sides of each tile
Cut of excess paper on border lines of top and left sides of each tile

 Step 3

Assemble pattern tiles .

In this case we have 4 tiles .2 rows .

Work in rows.

Assemble tiles in correct positions for complete pattern .Refer to finished pattern tile in pattern directions. (Top of page in this case .)

Apply glue to right side of tiles between the border line and edge of paper.

Position the right tile on the left tile matching border lines.

Match side borders and glue together at sides
Match side borders and glue together at sides

 Step 4

Repeat this process to glue each row together .

Apply glue to lower edges of top row .

Place lower row to meet borders of top row .

Place border lines of top and lower together and glue
Place border lines of top and lower together and glue

Complete full size  pattern

As you can see it is best to work in rows .Most pdf patterns will have more tiles than 4 ,we have used this pattern to simplify the instructions .I have assembled pdf patterns with 45 tiles using this method.

Now trace off your size to start sewing your project !

Pattern tiles ,printed & glued together to form full size pattern.
Pattern tiles ,printed & glued together to form full size pattern.