How do I print and assemble my PDF templates?
Or print the pattern only at your size (layer system)
Select from our selection of patterns in PDF format in the store.
Click on "Add to cart" from the product page. Validate your order and pay. Automatically, the page "Thank you for your order" will appear, you will only have to click on "DOWNLOAD MY FILES".
The links can be used 6 times. We strongly advise you to save your files on your computer to keep them indefinitely!
Our PDF patterns are available in 3 formats:
A0 : it is a large format, not compatible with domestic printers. You must go to a copyist / reprographer to have it printed.
US letter: the standard format for printers in North America.
A4: the classic format of sheets in France. This is the format you have to print with your home printer.
To print your pattern, click on the printer icon () or via the menu File > Print. In the window that opens, check the following options:
In the "Printable pages" section: all
In the "Page sizing and management" section: Actual size
These settings allow you to print only the first page. Now check the test square to make sure it is the correct size.
Do your prints seem to be out of sync? For the best printing, make sure to block the entry of your sheets in the printer so that during the aspiration, the printing is ideal.
Print the pattern only in your size
The PDF catalog has evolved: all our patterns now have layers by size.
To print the pattern layer corresponding to your size, you must first download and install the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software on your computer.
Open the PDF file you wish to print with Adobe Acrobat Reader :
Click on the "Layer" tab symbolized by the following pictogram:
You will then see all the layers proposed in your file. By default, all sizes are already displayed on your pattern
To display only the desired size, uncheck all other sizes by clicking on the pictogram()
As an example here, on the PDF pattern of the pants Hussard, you want to obtain the size 40. You have unchecked all these sizes : 34, 36, 38, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, in order to keep only the lines of the size 40. You obtain this result :
Be sure to leave the following layers visible:
- The layer named "Pages" which allows you to have the page numbers on each sheet
- The layer named "Texts and PDF" which corresponds to both the texts of the parts, the indications of the thread right and the similar parts for all sizes - The layer named "General instructions", which is the visible text on page 1 and which includes the test square
It is normal to have white "margins" on your printout. You must keep them. You must tape your sheets edge to edge. The assembly of the pattern is done from left to right. Some PDF patterns have an assembly plan to guide you. If you wish, you can extend your tracings by hand.
Check your size with the size chart and cut according to the dotted line of your size. If you want to keep all your sizes, we recommend that you transfer the pattern.
That's it! All you have to do is transfer your pattern to your fabric and sew! For best results, make a quick canvas to confirm the size and to adjust the pattern to your body shape.
The seam allowances are included in the pattern, you can also find out how much they are depending on your pattern. Have a nice day
Are the seam allowances included in the pattern or should they be added please?
Hello, how do I print the pattern of the cap.
I have the pattern for the bob fawn but is there a video tutorial?
thank you very much
You have to assemble your pattern from sheet 1 to 5 for the first line, then start the second line with sheet 6 and continue by following the page numbering and making lines of 5 pages!
Have a nice day,
I bought your boss bonnie dress
but I'm lost in the assembly of the leaves.
Can you help me
Beautiful dress for my son's wedding thank you.
Hello. What dress are you talking about?
Thank you for your boss? I made several caps for a dentist's office and they were a success! However, I had to adjust the sizes because the first 2 were a little small. I'm going to make them some more, but I printed the pattern 3 times and each time with different dimensions (printer's whim...) To be able to enlarge it properly, could you give me the real length and width to cut, at least of the big band... It would give a little indication. Thanks a lot!
good evening Jacqueline
normally if your test square is at the right scale the rest of the pieces are necessarily at the right scale, there is no reason. For your information, my impression of the bottom side of the piece gives a strip length of 47.2 cm (on the long horizontal portion, under the mention straight line) and 7.1 cm on the largest of the vertical portions (the one at the front).
good evening :)
Hello, I just ordered the dress :) I plan to have my pattern printed in A0, and I see that for the 34-46 patterns in A0 there are 2 sheets (short version and long version), but not for the large size version. Is it me who misread?
Thank you for your answer
When I measure my test square, I have 2.8cm and not 3cm.
Does this affect my boss?
Thank you for your response
it is necessary to measure from the outside of the line, the test square is realized from the digitizing software so its measurements are aligned with the pattern :)
I just discovered your site and I wanted to know if there is a tutorial with each PDF sold?
the list of the patterns that have a video or photo step by step is to be found in the tutorials section of the website https://www.maison-fauve.com/tutoriels/
all patterns Maison Fauve pdf as pocket are of course supplied with a detailed and illustrated assembly brochure :)
Have a nice evening!