- Card – popular for the durability of the pattern pieces you can draft and the ease of tracing around. If you have a favourite paper pattern that you use a lot, trace it onto pattern card and it will last you much longer.
- Dash cross guided paper – has a gloss finish to allow magic tape to come off without tearing, dash cross markings make grading and general drafting a dream, light enough to see commercial patterns placed underneath.
- Swedish tracing paper– sewable pattern paper, not unlike a light weight interfacing. Sew it and try it on before cutting your fabric. Use it to make a durable master pattern. Strong, see through & drapably soft.
- Plain pattern paper – usually with a gloss finish to allow magic tape to come off without tearing, light enough to see commercial patterns placed underneath.
WHERE TO BUY:
- Thread Den – 1.2 metre wide pattern making card off the roll, sold by the metre only sold onsite.
- Thread Den – 1.2 metre wide dash cross guided paper off the roll, sold by the metre plus postage.
- Spotlight – 500 x 715mm sheets of plain pattern paper, folded and 3 in a pack.
- Spotlight – 1 metre wide easy trace interfacing off the roll, sold by the metre.
- Spotlight – 1 metre wide trace and toile interfacing off the roll, sold by the metre.
- M. Recht – sell bulk quantities of card, guided paper, bleached paper, white and blue tissue paper, news print, perforated kraft paper. Some products are available in smaller packs but mostly 20kg rolls.
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