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  • How to print & assemble pdf pattern tiles.

     Swim style pdf sewing pattern instructions

    How to print and assemble pdf swim style patterns .

    All Swim Style patterns can be printed on US size paper & A4 size paper.

    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 or US 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.

     

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