Basic Drafting Tools And Equipment

Well and appropriate selected pattern Drafting tools and equipment are necessary for Pattern Drafting. Most importantly, it is necessary to have a box or kit for keeping the Drafting tools.
The Drafting tools and equipment are as follows:
1. Measuring Tape: Smooth messing tape is required which is marked with increment of inches and centimeters on its sides.
2. Scissors: They are used for cutting out pattern pieces. Small to medium size scissors are required.
3. Square: It is an L-shaped metal Ruler; the long arm measure 24 inches and the short arm 14 inches. It has a perfect right angle corner. It is used to draw lines at the right angles during Drafting.
4. Tracing Wheel: It is uses to transfer pattern markings into paper and fabric.
5. Carbon Paper: It is used to transfer pattern markings.
6. Brown Paper: Brown paper is used for Drafting out pattern pieces.
7. Cardboard Paper: It is used for Drafting out patterns, especially the basic blocks or master patterns.
8. Pencils: It is uses to draw out lines during Drafting.
9. Tumb Pins: It is used for pinning/holding Brown or cardboard paper on the table during Drafting.
10. French Curve: It is used for drawing Curve lines during Drafting e.g the neckline, armhole, skirt side seam.
11. Long And Short Rulers: They are used for drawing straight lines.
12. Eraser: It is uses in cleaning wrong person marks on the Drafting paper.
13. Cello Tape: It is used in joining Drafting papers.
14. Paper Gum: It is uses in joining Drafting papers.
15. T-square: It is uses in drawing right angles.

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