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Printing your pattern to scale

Most PDF applications will do some sort of resizing when you print your pattern, so you'll need to check the settings before printing to make sure you're printing the pattern to scale. We recommend using Adobe reader we have found it keep all the lines in place the best. its free and you can download it here.

Checking printer settings

In your printer settings dialogue:

  • Select the 1st page only for a scale test
  • Paper size should be A4
  • Under Page Sizing & Handling, check "Actual size" 

    Measure the test page

    Use a ruler to check the measurements of the box on the first page of the pattern. It should be 4cm wide and 2cm high.

    Measuring the box on page one of the pattern to ensure it is printed to scale
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