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Birgitta Helmersson Zero Waste Tie Top - PDF Pattern

Birgitta Helmersson Zero Waste Tie Top - PDF Pattern

Regular price $19.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $19.00 USD
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This sewing pattern uses zero waste pattern cutting and is designed to fit on a particular size fabric. It comprises of instructions showing you how to draw shapes directly onto your fabric, leaving no waste. With the exception of some small templates to aide in the cutting process, no large paper pattern pieces are required. 

PDF SEWING PATTERN: This is a PDF sewing pattern download which includes the sewing instructions, cutting instructions and templates required to make this garment. All instructions are on A4/US Letter paper and can be printed easily on a home computer. The only printing required for this pattern are the templates, all other instructions can be viewed as a PDF. 

This is a PDF file only. Your files will be available to download immediately after your purchase is complete, and will also be emailed to you. A physical pattern will not be sent to you.

About this Pattern

Sewing Level: Advanced Beginner

The Zero Waste (ZW) Tie Top is an oversized shape with a relaxed fit and comes with a high neck and low neck option as well as 3 different garment lengths. This top features an attached neck band which turns into a tie that can be positioned at the front or back neck, as well as additional instructions on how to add side splits and adding gathers and a cuff to the sleeves. 

The finished width of this garment is determined by the fabric width you use. There are 2 size options for this top, a size ONE and TWO with a maximum hip size of 125cm / 53". The pattern also includes additional instructions to size up further to a 155cm / 61" hip. 

About Zero Waste Patterns

Zero waste pattern cutting is a bit like a puzzle. It is a method of pattern drafting where you utilise a length of fabric end to end by strategically planning your pattern pieces so that everything is used. This pattern does not require printing of large pattern pieces, instead you draw your pattern pieces directly onto your fabric with the aid of a cutting plan and templates. We love working with this method for 3 reasons:

1. More flexibility: This method allows for easy changes such as using different fabric widths and making simple fit and design changes yourself. Using patterns that fit into a zero waste square or rectangular block is a very efficient way to work. It means that it is easier to patchwork together remnants or use left over fabrics you already have lying around.

2. An easy way to learn to self draft your own patterns : Working this way will help you to start building a toolbox of skills, and you will learn an alternative method of self drafting your own sewing patterns, which are super easy for beginners to understand.

3. Less fabric and paper waste: Without having to print full scale paper patterns for all pieces you save on a lot of paper, and you will have little to no fabric waste during the cutting and sewing process!


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