Regular readers here will know that I like my Burda magazines, and enjoy a good Indie sewing pattern in pdf as well. But with both of these things comes the question of tracing off patterns.
But I am firmly in the tracing camp when it comes to pdfs -- I cut all my fabric with scissors so using the paper a pdf is printed on doesn't work well for me, it's just not very pinnable. And there isn't any other choice with magazine patterns.
How about you? Where do you fall? If you are also a tracer what is your preferred tracing material?
I've been using plant covering sheets from the Dollarama for a long time but ran out recently and of course the stores are mostly closed right now.
Fortunately I had a roll of medical exam table paper from a sewing friend that kept me going for a bit. But it was time to get a new supply.
I started looking around and found that a person can order by the case from Dollarama -- 12 packs of the plant cover material to a box. I considered it, but found while I was trialling the first paper roll that the medical exam paper was easier to write on and also easier to use when altering patterns since tape sticks to it much better.
So I checked around in various places that sewing friends fhad mentioned. There were no local sources to be found, but after a lengthy search of a number of Canadian online stores, I think I found the most affordable option. Sharing it for any of my fellow Canadians who might need the same!
I had to buy a case of 12, but the 21" x 225' rolls work out to approximately $7/roll. That's including shipping. I found this option at TherapySupply.ca and will give a full opinion on it once it arrives & I test it out. If you have a favourite material or source I'd love to hear it !