Craft Tip: Cereal Box Pattern Templates


cereal boxes for patterns

Do you have a favorite pattern that you go back to often??

Do you find yourself making new templates because those paper patterns just don’t hold up?

Today’s craft tip is from Gabriel’s Good Tidings

Use Cereal Boxes for Frequently Sewn Patterns


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  1. I do this all the time! They're great for kids clothes.

  2. this is the funniest thing I've seen in a long while! Finally, we are going back to the beginning. Long ago we quilters used cereal boxes for our patterns. We didn't have Omnigrid rulers, there was no paper pieced patterns, we didn't have fancy rulers for one or two specific jobs. We had a pen, a wooden ruler and cereal boxes! Each piece was marked, the quarter inch was eyeballed and the pieces were cut. Some of us got clever and added the quarter inch to the pattern and then hoped we sewed consistent quarter inches when we got to the machine. Now it's a tip - too funny.

  3. This is genius. I usually save the advertisements for cameras, you know Nikon, Sony etc because they have the sturdiest paper in the newspaper ads. But this is even better. Will have to give this a try.

  4. Wow, I've been sewing for over 40 years and never thought of this idea. It's absolutely brilliant!


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