Thursday, July 10, 2008
Patterns - how to you make and store yours?
This post is meant to be an interactive post. I'm in the process of creating another small doll/ornament and found myself wondering how others create and save their patterns, especially those patterns you intend to reuse.
What I've been doing lately is directly drawing my prototype on freezer paper. I used to draw it on regular paper first, but since I planned on tracing it to freezer paper anyway, I just go straight there. I use freezer paper for all my patterns anymore. I like not having any pen/pencil on my seems.
If I have to change the pattern, which is most of the time, I trace the old pattern onto new freezer paper, keeping what worked and redrawing what didn't.
Since freezer paper will eventually tear and wear out, I save my patterns by scanning them and storing them as jpgs.
What works for you? Please comment or add posts. I'd love to know.