First, if you get confused about the layout, download and open the PNG of the pattern on your computer and use that for reference. Note that the background of these PNG images is completely transparent. Make sure the software you use to open the image has a white background.

Trimming Pages

To assemble the pattern, I have found the quickest method involves cutting off two edges on every pattern. For this example, I’m going to cut off the top and the left. That is illustrated below.

You can see that I’ve cut through the circles on the top and left. You can use a pair of scissors for this. If you are going to make lots of patterns, like I do, you might want to buy one of these paper cutters. They work very well.

You can use some transparent tape to tape them together or a glue stick. I like the glue stick because I can run it along the edge that is not cut and then stack the cut pattern on top.

Now I can line all of these up very easily by overlapping. I’ll start with the upper left pattern, lay down a strip of glue and then lay the cut left edge of the next pattern on that row with the grid and circles aligned.

Next I’ll put some glue on the bottom of the first pattern and lay the second row pattern on top.

Finally, I can finish with the last pattern. Gluing the left and top of the assembled pattern and laying this one down.

Here is the pattern all assembled.

Now is the time to double check some measurements to make sure that your pattern printed at the correct scale.

If everything looks good, cut the pattern out. If there are pattern notations that are cut off, just pencil them in somewhere on the pattern for future use.

Repeat this process for all the patterns in the garment.