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How do you lay out the fabric for Butterick B6380?

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The pattern instructions show how to lay the pattern on the fabric. It differs depending on the width of the fabric, ie some fabrics are only 40" wide, others are 60". Plus, you need to be sure to lay the pattern direction on the grain of the fabric in order to get the proper drape.

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Hello, Brenda -

Are you asking about a specific Butterick pattern?

If so, probably one or more of the sales people at the sewing supplies store where you purchased the pattern can advise you. I suggest you take the pattern and instructions with you to the store and ask about the instructions which confuse you.

Personal opinion: You may benefit from purchasing a book written for beginner home sewers. You can see what relatively recent sewing instruction books are held by your local public library, first, and check some out. Then, you can decide which book would be good to purchase.

Or do you mean by your question you need to contact the Butterick pattern company and ask questions about a pattern you have?

If so, this is the link to the Butterick How To Reach Us web page:
There is a number to call for information on "Help with making a pattern."

Best wishes.

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There are some very handy methods to cut bias binding.

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Unless you can purchase a duplicate of the pattern, you are probably out of luck. If you can find a similar pattern by Butterick, you may be able to use the instructions from it.

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Take it to your local fabric store (ie JoAnn's) and ask some of the nice people there to explain it to you.

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Hello, Joyce -

I hope I am correct in understanding you are referring to Butterick pattern 6107. If so, I don't own that particular pattern and accompanying instructions. Am I also safe to assume you do not have the sheet of written instructions with images to accompany the garment pattern? In case you have the pattern pieces but not the sheet of instructions, you may wish to contact the McCall Pattern Co. (Butterick is one of their brands) directly via email here: . Note: They may charge for replacement instructions.

In the meantime, assuming I am correct about your sewing Butterick pattern 6107, I see the coat has 2 collar styles - 1 a shawl collar and 1 a stand up collar.

If you are sewing the shawl collar version, perhaps this online tutorial (with pictures) on sewing a shawl collar will be instructive:

If you are sewing the stand up collar version, this online tutorial (with pictures) may provide the right instruction:

If neither of those resources seem helpful, then you may find an experienced sewer in your neighborhood who will offer to help show you what to do. How to go about that:
- If you are not already a member of the neighborhood web site, I recommend you join it (free.) You will be able to identify and limit your "neighborhood" when you register.
- Once you are a member, post a question asking if someone in your neighborhood could instruct you in how to sew the kind of collar you wish to sew. Note: I recommend using the private message feature to share addresses and phone numbers.
- There will probably be a kind neighbor or two who will be willing to come to your home and demonstrate to you one-on-one on how to sew the collar and turn it out.

If you would rather not follow the route, then, my last option is for you to contact the local public school system and ask for then name and contact information for the person / people who teach sewing (probably in middle school / junior high school) in the school system. Then contact a sewing teacher and ask her/him if you can arrange a lesson with her/him on how to sew your collar. I recommend offering to pay for the teacher's time.

Best wishes.

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Try contacting the pattern manufacturer for assistance or perhaps find a duplicate pattern with the instructions. Sometimes, you can take the pattern to the local fabric store and implore some of the kind ladies to help you.

As for laying out pattern, it is generally recommended to lay the garment so that the tops of the pieces are always at the same end of the fabric, ie do not place the pieces facing different directions in case there is a nap. Also, make sure the straight-of-grain lines are all placed even with the fabric selvage--you wouldn't want the drape of the fabric to be off because the grain is off.

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You can try contacting Butterick for help. Otherwise, short of buying another pattern, you may be out of luck.

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Difficult to advise since we don't know what type of collar it is. Perhaps, take the pattern and your garment to the local fabric store and ask one of the wonderful ladies there how to proceed. You can also check out some sewing books at the library.

Or contact Butterick directly:


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