Yardage of denim after cutting the first four panels.
The cutting table is also great for - Cutting! The project shown in progress is the denim skirt made with Butterick 5047. The ironing board is placed next to the cutting table to act as an extension.
Cut the notches into the pattern piece. Cut the fabric straight across and mark it with a contrasting dot on the fabric. This makes cutting faster and does not compromise the cut edge of the fabric. (look at a few more of my pix for more hints)
The cutting table is a great place to trace and adjust patterns. This pattern has been traced and extended. The tracing is on top of the original pattern piece.
The original pattern piece is on top of the traced and extended pattern piece.
This pattern piece was used to cut the panels.
Here's how I use stone drink coasters as pattern weights.
The large 42“ x 72” surface of the Sew/Fit cutting mat allows me to cut out large pieces.
Drink coaster stones make great pattern weights, individually or in stacks.
The finished skirt - Butterick 5047.