Swedish Tracing Paper is drapably soft yet strong enough to sew on. Be sure to base the pattern together first and try it on to check the fit. Great for making a durable long lasting pattern. 29"W x 10 yds. Swedish Tracing Paper is a fabric-like paper that you can use for tracing patterns.
The benefit over tissue paper is that it’s sturdier…and you can sew it together, which comes in handy when trying to check the fit of a pattern. For garments, it’s best to do a test run on fabric that is similar to the fabric you will be using for the project, but the Swedish Tracing Paper is great for checking the length of a sleeve, shoulder seams, etc.
TIP: When to use Swedish Tracing Paper:
Creating New Patterns and Designs: You can draw new pattern ideas directly onto the Swedish Tracing Paper with an ordinary pencil. We suggest you stitch up a sample directly from the paper and play with the shapes before moving to fabric.
When sewing to a specific size but you want the option of using the other sizes later, simply trace it. Save your pattern or use the pattern for cutting challenging fabrics. Trace the pattern onto the Swedish Tracing Paper, then cut out the pattern, leaving a 1/2″ margin around the pattern. When you pin the pattern to the fabric and cut it out, you can cut through both the paper and the fabric at the same time. This makes cutting much easier.
Love, love, love, this product 9/16/2015 9:51 am
The first time I purchased this product (1 year ago), I was hooked! It is very soft and sheer enough to see the thinnest lines. It is for all level sewers and in my opinion better than paper. I just wish they can shave off 2 dollars (wink wink)!
I use a lot of multi-size, European patterns, the kind where I have to add my own seam allowance. This makes it all so much easier, and with grandchildren who grow and grow and grow, I can just keep tracing out bigger sizes. If the tracing paper curls up from being on the roll, or if you fold up a traced pattern for later use, it irons flat very easily.
Swedish Tracing Paper (STP) makes customizing patterns SO much easier. It is far more durable and forgiving (not to mention quieter!) than standard tracing paper.
Having used it for both garment patterns and home dec projects, I can say that I absolutely LOVE this stuff! Use Scotch magic tape on it and the it will endure many, many revisions. I use it for prototypes also - more accurate than using regular paper and far less expensive than experimenting with fabric!
STP looks and feels similar to tear-away embroidery stabilizer but has enough character of fabric to make it an important tool in the arsenal of any sewist. I'm in the process of transferring all my favorites patterns to STP. Wawak needs to have another sale on this item!