Having the right tool can make any sewing job easier, and when it comes to pattern making the right ruler can make all the difference. In this video, Beth Bradley takes you through some of her favorite rulers to have when creating or altering a pattern and explains the benefit of each one. Beth also explains how what the ruler is made of can impact a measurement, and how different ruler shapes can aid in creating or altering certain areas of a garment.
If you’re new to pattern making or altering, don’t think you have to own every ruler out there, or even every ruler that Beth explains in the video. Many rulers have different shapes or edges on each side, which allow them to be used for several different purposes. Find the one that works best for what you will be doing most and start there.