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Old 05-24-2011, 07:52 AM
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I know I have read something about this on the forum but I can not find it in the search function. Maybe someone can clarify this for me.
When using the old fabric as a pattern I think I have read "to not transfer the outline of the old fabric directly on to the new fabric" Use a hard material such as plywood? or something like it to transfer the pattern and then cut the plywood out and use it to transfer the outline on to the new fabric. Is this true or was I dreaming. If it is true what is the rational behind this process. thanks in advance. David
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True..first it is easier to pin the fabric to some kind of board and trace around for a new pattern. Second when you are done the patterns can be labled for the car they went in and you will forever have the patterns made for that make and model..

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Plywood is a waste of time and money, and unless you're way better than me with a jigsaw, less accurate. Use a heavy cardboard (chipboard) to make your patterns, like the kind on the back of a tablet of paper. You can cut that with a scissors. Here is a link to the thread you're looking for, especially post #4 and post #6: CLICK HERE Also this thread starting at post #7: CLICK HERE
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