Today is a great example of why I appreciate your comments so much. Last week I posted the pattern for my Coffee Sleeve of the Month for March, which I called Class of ‘14. It had the numbers 1 and 4 in the design to commemorate this year’s graduating class. But one of my readers wanted to use it for something else. Maybe she’s making one for her brother with his favorite athlete’s number and team colors or one for a friend to celebrate her 29th birthday for the tenth time. The point is, she needed more than a 1 and a 4.
Because of the way I originally designed the pattern, it was easy to replace the numbers, so I sat down and mapped out everything from 0 to 9. You can download the set here. Be sure to print it at full scale so the numbers will match the available space on the pattern.
Each page looks like this:
It shows the number as it will look finished, the reversed number (how it will look while you’re working with it) and the pattern for actually sewing the numbers. Some numbers, like the 0, can be sewn as one piece so they are simply numbered. Others need to be sewn as two pieces, an A section and a B section, then A and B are sewn together.
The numbers can be plugged into the design in the areas shown in red below. Keep in mind your design is reversed, so place your numbers accordingly.