Sewing Tools to Use: Pattern Paper

by This is Carrie on March 24, 2009

A roll of paper used to cover exam tables from the local medical supply store–light enough to trace through and relatively inexpensive.
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Kathi D March 25, 2009 at 7:39 am

I love that stuff. I have never found it locally, though! I have bought it by the case over the internet.

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koala brains March 25, 2009 at 4:41 pm

Good tip – I’ve been trying to figure out what to use. Tissue paper is so fragile and too small for most patterns. Where do you get it?

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This is Carrie March 25, 2009 at 5:41 pm

I’m not sure if it’s that much bigger than tissue paper, but it is stronger. I have found it at my local medical supply shops. Look in the yellow pages and call around. I think I got my last roll for $12 (but I know I’ve gotten it cheaper before).

For something bigger and even stronger, I love marker paper. It comes on a huge roll. The only place I’ve gotten it is in the fashion district in LA. One roll was $100 but it lasted for ten years. Need to pick up another.

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Krista April 28, 2009 at 7:54 am

I use a roll of newsprint I picked up from my local newspaper for free. I use carbon paper to trace my patterns.

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Christian e Naomi Sampson May 14, 2009 at 10:17 pm

may I ask where did you find this?? I’m looking for good and not too expencive paper for pattern making. Thank yOUUU! (:

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This is Carrie May 15, 2009 at 1:51 am

Call medical supply stores in your area. That’s who sells it to me for between $10 and $12 a roll.

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Cindy January 27, 2011 at 9:28 pm

Another similar option is a roll of drafting trace/vellum it comes in a lot of different widths and is a bit smoother and a bit stronger than the exam table covers. (I took a few drafting classes and used my leftovers for patterns) the price is comparable to the medical paper too.

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