cutting from patterns
The next step is to cut out the fabric. I like to start with the pieces that will not have sew foam under them, like the bands and welts, to get them out of the way, and then cut the fabric for the face of the seat back. There is no reason to do either job first, I just like to do it this way. Picture #1 shows the complete pattern for the seat back. The 4 cardboard patterns have all the info on them that I need. The two long patterns are half patterns that need to be flipped end for end. Can anybody see the error I made in marking? The top corner of the side band is marked "A", and it should have been "B". This would not have been a big deal, but it's good to catch it now. My point is that I've been doing this over 30 years, and I still make mistakes, lots of them. Catching them before they cause any damage is the key.
Last edited by DanTwoLakes; 06-13-2007 at 12:49 PM.