Sew Cute Patterns

Sewing patterns to create stuffed animals, plush toys and aprons

How to print, assemble & trace your PDF pattern

Sewing TutorialsDiana Cison

All Sew Cute patterns are available for instant download into a PDF file which you can download and print immediately. Here is some direction on how to print, assemble and download your pattern.

HOW TO PRINT YOUR PDF PATTERN

All PDF sewing patterns purchased from Sew Cute Patterns print on standard paper sizes and all pattern pieces are drawn full scale which makes printing easy peasy!  There is no need to shrink nor enlarge.

  • Printers vary across the board, but look out for setting options to “print at actual size” or “scale 100%”.

  • Turn the “two-sided printing” option off, so your pattern only prints on one side of the paper.

HOW TO ASSEMBLE PDF SEWING PATTERNS

Most of the pattern pieces print on one page so you just need to print and cut.  Some pattern pieces are too large to print on only one page so they need to be cut and then taped together. These pattern pieces are labeled with letters at the points where the pieces need to be taped together so you will use the letter as your guide.  Simply match up the letters on the two pattern pieces and tape together along the dashed lines.  You will tape them together before you get started using scotch tape.

HOW TO TRACE PDF SEWING PATTERNS

Some beginner level patterns need to be traced and some just need to be cut.  Either way, you will simply pin your pattern pieces to the fabric after they've been taped together and start tracing or cutting.

Your pattern prints on paper so if you find regular paper too thick to pin to the fabric, you can also trace the paper onto tissue paper or baking paper and pin that to the fabric.