14 September 2011

the easiest way to measure around curves

I've been drafting a new bag pattern, and I thought I would show how I measure lengths around curves.  It's really quite easy.
measuring around curves 1
Start by pinning the pattern piece to something soft, like a a bed or a large corkboard.  Use one set of pins right on the line you want to measure, and another set a 1/4 inch away or so.

measuring around curves 2
Then run your measuring tape between the sets of pins and gently pull taut.

That's it! You don't have to make square bags anymore!


  1. Great tip! Thanks for sharing this. =)

  2. Thanks. I always had trouble every time I want to draft curve bags.

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