PDF FIles Sewing Patterns

The Beauty of Layers

Multi-size patterns are both a blessing and a curse. For those of us who need to grade between sizes, they are great. There is no need to purchase more than one pattern to get something to fit. However, when every size is included on the same pattern sheet, those lines start to blurr in certain areas. It results in a fit that is not quite right.

With printed patterns, you cannot do much about it. The best solution is to color the lines you need. But, with a pdf or digital pattern, there are options!

Some, but not all, digital patterns are layered. The beauty of layers is how you can manage them. Instead of printing every size, in a layered pattern, you can print just the size or sizes you need. It saves paper and eyesight!

To determine if your pattern is layered, open it up in Adobe Reader. Look at the left-hand column. You’ll see a list of icons. If the last icon looks like a stack of paper, the pattern is layered. See the photo below.

This is how you can tell if your pdf file has layers

With a layered pattern, you choose which sizes to print. When you place your order, let us know which sizes you need, and we will print those for you. There are no extra fees for printing layers.