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Patternmaking Paper Pattern Making Drafting Sewing Patterns dressmaking clothing See original listing
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44 gsm


1220 mm (48")


Dots & Cross


3.5 m

Patternmaker's Secret Exposed:
How to get the most out of
your store-bought sewing patterns & Save Money

Read on to find out more...

Are you
sick of paying heaps for Vogue or Buttericks Sewing Patterns only to find that you're struggling to get ONE garment out of each pattern if you're lucky?

Doesn't it drive you MAD when the flimsy tissue paper your McCalls or Simplicity patterns are printed on just refuses to get back into its envelope - no matter how many time and ways you've tried to fold and refold them?

Most of us have experienced this... sometimes all too often!

We all LOVE sewing patterns. In fact, for many seamstresses, the more the merrier!

"One of the best tips I have come across since I started sewing was to preserve the original pattern so you can use it over and over again, and keep a record of the adjustments you have made.

This makes a lot of sense, as I worried that if I were to lose weight or <gasp!> gain weight, my patterns would become useless to me. And I have finally found the right paper for tracing sewing patterns!

This stuff is amazing, now that I have discovered it I never want to be without it.

It's great for copying patterns out of books, or copying any patterns you want to preserve.

Its much easier to work with then traditional tracing paper or the tissue paper style patterns. It folds (and unfolds) beautifully and is sheer enough to trace easily. It is also perfect for making your own patterns.

And this paper is durable enough to use over and over again. I think I will order some more."

- Denise, a Happy Customer

Whether you're new to sewing, or have been creating your own wardrobe for years, you KNOW it makes absolute sense to make as many variations out of ONE store-bought pattern as possible - after all, your
saving goes towards other important things, like buying fabric. Right?

Except.... trying to achieve this out of a multi-size sewing pattern printed on fragile tissue paper can be near impossible. That means LOTS of cursing at your cutting table!

Ask anybody who sews.....

There's NOTHING more annoying than having to work around flimsy sewing patterns printed on fragile tissue paper that tear and rip as soon as you took it out of the packet....

when you have already paid a fortune for yours - and you haven't even started sewing yet. Grrrrrrr.......

would it be like to NEVER have to sticky-tape another tissue paper pattern in tatters....

..... and No more "damn" moments trying to tame a mess (see below. Looks familiar?)
Ever again?


"I bought some of this online recently, and it's wonderful for tracing out tissue patterns or old Burda magazines.

It's heavier in weight than the tissue paper that the big pattern companies use, and it's sheer enough that if you're tracing a pattern with strong lines, you can do so at the kitchen table with a light overhead instead of using a window for a light table.

I'm fully planning on buying more when I run out. Give it a go!"

- Sally, a Happy Customer

Often the hard part is to come up with exactly the right method that will save you time AND money.

Formally trained as a Fashion / Textile Designer - now a Quilter & Patchwork Teacher - I have spent the last 10 years teaching others and sharing the joy of sewing.

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First, let me share a little confession...

Just like you, sometime us fashion designers (who should know better and CAN make patterns from scratch) have been known to take the short cut in purchasing a Vogue pattern or two (GASP!) - simply because we are so time-poor - when it comes to making something (quickly) for ourselves to wear!

That means I can honestly say I know your pain.

Especially because I (and for a lot of others) fall between sizes and have different sizes on chest / waist / hips, there is ALWAYS a need to adjust store-bought patterns.

And this is when the headaches begin. I realise mucking around with multi-size tissue paper patterns really ISN'T saving me much time - or sanity. In any case, I actually want to KEEP my patterns instead of cutting it up so that I can use it again and again.

So this is the method I actually use myself.

And I will share my secret with you.....

The Secret Weapon Of Getting the Most out of your commercial sewing pattern is
Tracing it onto Patternmaking Paper!

No doubt you've already found out.....

Why working with store-bought pattern is such a PAIN...
  • So fragile you're struggling to use it 
  • Won't fold back into the envelopes (so now you have a storage problem)
  • Waste of money because it doesn't last! 
Think about it.... Most sewing patterns (such as McCall's, Butterick, Simplicity & Vogue) come with multiple sizes, AND different versions / length and design variations.

This means you should be able to make half-a-dozen garments in various sizes and styles from ONE pattern. 

By tracing whatever you need, as you need it, you WILL maximise that one sewing pattern and make outfits for your friends and family too!

The full name of this paper is called "Dot-and-Cross Pattern Making Paper".

It's easy to see how it gets its name :-)

"This is a wonderful product. Before I had this, I had ruined so many paper patterns, either I cut it wrong, or the size ended up being wrong, or, more commonly, some liquid got on the tissue paper and it just destroyed it!

Now, I just trace my pattern out onto the Dot and Cross Paper (which is sturdy but see through) and save the original pattern intact.

The traced pattern can be used over and over again without much fuss. If I lose weight, or a friend wants a smaller or larger size, I can trace the new size, preserving all the other sizes with the original pattern!

It is brilliant!"

- Julie, a Happy Customer

Let's see what you get...

Each pack contains 1220 mm (48") wide x 3.5 m - neatly folded up ready to go!

That's enough to make quite a few garments!

"I have only had experience with the "tissue paper" that normally comes with patterns, so was pleasantly surprised when I got this.

It's see through enough for tracing, and is very strong compare to tissue paper.

So now I just spend a little time tracing the pattern pieces onto this, and it is much easier to work with. I also use it for resizing vintage patterns.

Now if only I could find a method I like to transfer my pattern to the fabric....."

- Alice, a Happy Customer

So, How Does this Patternmaking Paper Help?

To understand how pattern making paper can help,
First let's look at what happens when you DON'T use it.....

Regardless what sort of garments you make - from basic skirt to tailored three-piece suit - the more accurate you are with cutting, the easier you garment will come together.

That means you'll have a much easier - and enjoyable - time sewing the garment up (rather than having to fiddle and fudge with inaccurate notches and seam allowances).

Cutting your fabric out using flimsy tissue paper is not easy..... because cutting your tissue paper pattern by itself is tricky enough in the first place!

You may have already snipped and chumped off bits here and there when you cut them out - it's not your fault - this is impossible to avoid because the pattern itself has been printed on such fragile paper.

And, if your pattern pieces aren't accurate to begin with, how can your fabric pieces be accurate at all...?

Instead, simply trace your pattern pieces onto the pattern making paper, and then cutting them out (leaving the tissue paper pattern intact).

This way you will have a set of fresh clean-cut pattern pieces - with nice sharp edges - that are
sturdy enough to use again and again, and also fine enough to put your pins through - so pinning them onto your fabric is a breeze!

"I have young children... all girls, and they like cute clothes...skirts, dresses, pants. And lots of pretty fabrics. Or anything that twirls and/or has ruffles.

Let's just say that it would cost me an absolute fortune to sew for them if I had to buy new patterns all the time to accomodate their various sizes.

This patternmaking paper has been a godsend! I trace patterns in all the sizes from my purchased pattern and am able to use them over and over again as my children grow up and out of things. It is WONDERFUL."

- Stephanie, a Happy Customer

And the most important thing is -

Making your own clothes is supposed to be FUN, remember?

"If you know anything about sewing, you know you don't want to constantly use and reuse your master pattern (especially when it comes on that flimsy tissue stuff).

Using this tracing paper is the way around that. You can easily see through it, trace the size you need (including modifications), cut the traced pattern and go for it.

The paper is strong and you can use it many times - even if you use as many pins as I use!"

- Jan a Happy Customer

Have a Closer Look and Compare the Quality...

Let's talk about paper quality here....

The unit is called "gsm" - Grams per Square Meter.
This denotes the weight of the paper.

As a comparison:

The weight of your standard copier/printer paper is generally 80gsm.
Tissue pattern paper's weight is 10 - 15 gsm, Brown Pattern Cardboard (Oak Tag) is about 200 gsm,
and our dot-and-cross patternmaking paper is 44 gsm.


Why is the GSM important?

Because knowing the weight will tell you a few things about the paper itself.

See, here are some patterns made with the brown cardboard, and tissue paper....

Think about YOUR ideal paper for pattern making.

You want it to be:
  • See-through enough for tracing
  • Fine enough for pins to go through effortlessly
  • Durable enough to withstasnd repeating folding and pinning
  • Has enough body to maintain a crisp, sharp edge over time
  • Light weight enough to be cut and folded easily

Since photo copy paper isn't very see through, tissue paper is way too fragile, and pattern making cardboard (oak tag) is bulky and difficult to store for the average household....

You will find that the dot-and-cross pattermaking paper an excellent all-rounder...

Your precious patterns will last much longer - and you will NEVER have to struggle with tissue sewing patterns, EVER again!

That means you can probably have some fun with your now-retired tissue patterns.....


"I was nervous about buying this without very much information about what it actually was, but I was happily surprised it was exactly what I wanted.

It is hard to find this paper in stores. It has dots, lines and crosses so you can use them for grain lines. It works perfectly for making your own clothing patterns. Highly recommended."

- Vicki, a Happy Customer

Keen To Try It Out For Yourself?

I'm so sure that you are going to love your new pattern making paper, that I am willing to completely guarantee it... so you'll be able to try it out for yourself and see first hand how much of a difference it makes absolutely risk free!

I will tell you more about the guarantee in a moment..

But first, as a special thank you for buying from us, you will receive the following super bonuses:

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From time to time we come across great products and share specials deals exclusively with our valued customers. By purchasing from us you are automatically a valued part of our community. Enjoy!

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Grab yours now and you can experience:

  • Create neat edges consistently...... Absolutely Stress-Free!
  • Get your project Done On Time for that special occasion: whether it be a birthday, a party, or wedding!
  • Save bucket loads of Money by avoiding costly mistakes - so you can go fabric shopping (YAY)!
  • A sense of achievement, because you've made something with a professional method.
  • No more piles of unfinished projects - instead, you will be able to dress yourself and others!
  • A professional fit to everything you've made - your friends will be dying to know your secrets.....

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What's more.... the money you invest in this essential tool is nothing to how much more you'll enjoy your hobby with your new found secret weapon...

Plus, you can now experience the difference for yourself absolutely risk free.

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In the unlikely event when the item doesn't meet your expectation, be sure to contact us within sixty (60) days. 

We want you to have plenty of time to feel absolutely certain that you have what you've paid for!

If you're not 100% happy simply let us know and return the item in original condition and packaging.

We will send you a full refund (excluding postage) promptly and courteously - No Questions Asked.

That means No Risk to You whatsoever!

So the only question is ONE pack really going to be enough, or do you need TWO?


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In general, larger items tend to be delivered by couriers, while small items tend to go by Aust Post.

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Depending on weight and dimension, some times we are able to do Flat Rate across Australia, so the postage is the same no matter where you are.

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