You’ll find our print-at-home patterns are set up a bit differently from most others. Usually the pattern pieces are placed as closely together as practical, which saves a few sheets of paper, but makes it so all the paper needs to be taped together into one large block before you can clearly see where each pattern piece needs to be cut. That block can quickly become unwieldy to assemble.
To save time and frustration, and to make it possible to work in a smaller space, we lay out our patters so that each individual pattern piece uses as few sheets of paper as possible. The instructions for each pattern include a table detailing which pages need to be printed and taped together to complete each pattern piece, so each piece can be worked with individually.
A layout diagram is also included so you can see where all the pieces fall in the overall block for a visual representation of which pages each pattern piece falls on. From the diagram excerpt shown below, you can see that the sleeve cuff and cuff facing fall across three pages, so you’ll only need to tape together those three pages for both pieces to be ready for cutting.
Edges that need to be joined together and taped are marked with small numbered boxes. The two boxes that appear in the example above are numbered 35 and 36. Simply match the number found on one page with the same number on its mate page after trimming off the margin from one of the sheets.