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Pattern Markings to Transfer

Pattern Markings to Transfer

Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
When you are using a pattern, there are many markings on the pattern that need to be transfered to the fabric to obtain accurate results when you sew that fabric.
  • Dots - These are dots that mark locations for matching parts of the garment or item to each other, such as seam intersections, pockets, darts, collars and more.
  • Darts - Markings for darts are straight lines and dots. Matching them in the process of folding the dart is essential to making an accurate dart.
  • Buttonholes & Button Placement - Transferring the pattern markings for these items insure that they will be evenly placed on the garment.
  • Other Items to Transfer - It is impossible to list all of the markings that you may want to transfer. The things to keep in mind are the markings that will line up other pieces of the fabric, things that create folds, tucks or pleats and things that will show you the placement for add ons such as buttons.
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