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Patterns
 
 

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Patterns for craft items can cost a lot of money.  If you see an idea that you like at a doctor's office,  you have a couple of options.  If you just want to remember the general idea, you can take a picture of it with your camera or telephone. 

 

If you have some tracing paper with you, use a pen and trace over the design and make a few notes.  If you need the instructions, take the magazine to the front desk and ask them to make a copy of it for you.  It shouldn't be a problem, unless there are copyright issues.

 

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Frugal footnotes:

Here are some additional frugal tips to save money on patterns.

 

- Magazines with patterns can be purchased in lot sizes on ebay.
 
- Libraries often have free magazines with patterns.
 
- You can find patterns in books and magazines at thrift stores and garage sales.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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