It’s rare that I share a post on both Fandom in Stitches & Sewhooked, but today is one of those days!
By popular request, I’ve updated the Enlarge/Reduce information for rescaling your patterns. Originally, I created a chart using our most common sizes with our most commonly requested adjustments. It’s been almost 9 years since I shared that original post and the variety of sizes available through Fandom in Stitches has changed immensely!
This is not new information by any stretch of the imagination, but I did try to simplify it as much as possible and save it in a format you can come back to over and over. I’m not a math person, but I am married to one, so we had a consultation to make sure I was sharing this correctly!
For the full tutorial, including other helpful print hints, check out my post on how to Enlarge & Reduce patterns.
Open the Print dialog (shown below) by clicking the printer icon.
Choose which Pages to Print. In the example “All” is chosen, but if there is an instruction page, skip that and just enlarge the pattern pages. It may be least confusing to enlarge one page at a time.
Under Paper Sizing & Handling, choose Poster (see image).
Determine the starting Pattern Size and the chart below to determine what percentage to enlarge to Pattern Size Needed. For example, to print a 5″ pattern at 10″, Tile Scale (see below) will need to be 200%.