Sewing tutorial: How to match plaid fabric?

Matching Plaid fabric

Do you dream of sewing check fabrics, Tartan, Prince of Wales fabrics, but having to manage matching a printed or patterned fabric scares you?!

This new Sewing Secret is made for you!

When it was released online our Scott cotton tweed with its beautiful check pattern was a huge success and I don't want you to feel lost in knowing how to cut a patterned fabric with the specific example of matching a checked fabric .

I will show you how to do the pattern matching on this check, focusing on the horizontal line connections (on this fabric the patterns have a vertical repetition which would consume too much fabric).

The question of horizontal and vertical connections will be addressed (don't worry!) with the example of the patch pockets with flap on the Pam coat.

For pieces marked do not cut along the straight line, we will look for connections that will not be complicated to align with the rest of the garment (here the under collar whose center back does not follow the direction of the straight line). wire) but the piece being x2 we will look for symmetry.

We are currently preparing a second tutorial where I describe the steps for assembling several pieces of fabric with squares that will connect perfectly on the front, back, sleeves and pockets. And I'll show you how to sew your unlined Pam coat.

Over to you!

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