Purchased a downloadable pattern? Worried about your printer cutting off the border? Here is a quick tip.

Working with downloadable PDF sewing patterns

What if you're working with a downloadable sewing pattern and your printer cannot print to the edge? Many printers have a 3/4" top or bottom 'border' where the paper grippers are, and some have a side border of 3/8". If you're printing PDF patterns, some of the pattern may not print and you might have a hard time figuring out how to line up the pieces of paper so that you're keeping the correct size. Our video explores how to handle this.

Downloadable sewing patterns like the Perfect Pants, shown here, can easily be printed, matched and taped up even if your printer cuts off one of the borders. Putting it up on your window or glass door like this is an easy way to see how the pattern lines up as you tape.

Downloadable sewing patterns like the Perfect Pants, shown here, can easily be printed, matched and taped up even if your printer cuts off one of the borders. Putting it up on your window or glass door like this is an easy way to see how the pattern lines up as you tape.