Tracing on dark fabric.

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Tracing on dark fabric.

Post by Toasty » 25 Aug 2009 16:12

What do you all use to trace your patterns on dark fabric?
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Post by Wasabi » 25 Aug 2009 17:15

Use a pen with silver glittery gel ink. You can find these at your local arts & craft store.
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Post by mc » 25 Aug 2009 18:38

i trace my templates with scissors ;)
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Post by TayChaint » 26 Aug 2009 05:33

This is really wasteful---but if you're in a pinch, line the secondary side of the fabric with [masking] tape and then you can use any dark pen/marker.
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Post by Wasabi » 26 Aug 2009 07:40

Zeke wrote:When the tape is too sticky...

I FUCKING HATE that shit!
I couldn't resist. :roll:
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Post by shredzilla » 26 Aug 2009 11:37

Matt Cross wrote:i trace my templates with scissors ;)
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Post by Corey » 26 Aug 2009 12:56

i use a white out PEN i was a bit concerned that it it my bleed through but it works fine

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Post by Toasty » 26 Aug 2009 13:40

TayChaint wrote:This is really wasteful---but if you're in a pinch, line the secondary side of the fabric with [masking] tape and then you can use any dark pen/marker.
Until I can get a gel pen, this seems like the best solution. Thank you everyone for your help.
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Post by mc » 26 Aug 2009 14:10

take a strip of facile that is just over one panel wide, and just over 4 panels long. fold it twice, but your template on top, put a magnet on top of the template and on the other side of the facile to hold it all together, and cut around the template.

and voila

you'll have 4 templates in the time it takes to cut 1, with no time spent (wasted) tracing.
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Post by Toasty » 26 Aug 2009 14:48

Nice! I used to do that for the bags I used to make out of suede. But, instead of magnets, I'd just use pins to hold the fabric in place. I never thought of using magnets. Seems like they'd be more efficient. Thanks for the tip!
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Post by shredzilla » 27 Aug 2009 06:54

I don't even use magnets, I just hold the template firmly on there. But, I've noticed my panels come out a little cleaner if I cut the strip into 4 squares instead of just folding it.

You waste a little more fabric with the scissor method, but it saves a ton of time.
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Post by Donovon » 05 Nov 2009 13:33

White gel pens work really well too.
Found lots of places. Got mine at Michaels (also a good place for poly pellets).

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