Sewing Tutorial - Pattern Making

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Pattern Making 101
First a brief disclaimer:
This pattern making technique is ideal for small crafts (tea wallets, mama cloth, sandwich wraps, etc).  It's especially great when the pattern will be used over and over again.  

To make a pattern you will need:
Felt
Sharpie marker
Paper
Pencil
Ruler
Scissors

Measure all parts of the item you wish to make the pattern for.  If you don't have the item on hand, sketch a rough draft and measure your rough draft.

Measure the width

Measure the height


Measure the pockets
Trace the item on paper (if you have the item on hand)

Trace the item

Traced!
Add 1/4" to all sides of the item, then cut it out.

Add 1/4" to all sides
MEASURE AGAIN: 
 Measure your paper pattern to make sure that all sides are the proper length. 

Pin your paper pattern to a piece of felt.
Place pattern on felt.

Cut out your felt pattern.   

Label your pattern
Label your pattern with any relevant instructions.  My tea wallet pattern needed several markings.

Mark pattern as necessary
Mark for snap placement


Fully marked pattern
Repeat this process for all pattern parts.

Tea Wallet Pocket Pattern

You pattern is now ready to use!  

PRO TIP:
Use a safety pin to secure all pattern pieces for storage.

Pin pieces together
For a step by step tutorial on how to make a TEA Wallet - Click HERE!

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