Hello - I'm a bit rubbish at sewing and I think the problems start even before I actually get the sewing machine out.
At the moment I'm tracing patterns on to clear plastic-y stuff with a marker - they were specifically sold for that job but I find the marker too thick and the plastic too slippery and it all ends up looking not quite right..
What do other people use?! I don't know anyone else who sews so I'm really missing the obvious answers..
you need to use a self-heal mat with a rotary cutter.
I have one for quilting (a3) but it was too small for cutting out dress patterns and it turned into bit of a disaster, as everytime I moved the mat, the fabric moved & then there were the times that I forgot to move the mat
Would love a bigger one, but they are quite expensive.
I have thought about buying 5 or 6 A3 self heal cutting mats (Home Bargains have them for a couple of quid) and sticking them onto a piece of plywood or chipboard. the only problem I forsee is that they have rounded corners and not sur whether I should cut them to square them off and then stick, any ideas? Sorry for post hyjack!!