I have been introducing the same carbon paper, so-called “Chakopee”, the Japanese Dressmaker Tracing Paper. There is a note written in Japanese on the back of product package. Here is the translation of note on using the Japanese dressmaker tracing paper appropriately. For more information how to use the tracing paper, please refers the video tutorial (listed on the bottom of this article) of “how to transfer the Sashiko pattern”. The package of 5 sheets is available on this website.
The product is available with the Selection of 4 colors is available now. Pick the color which matches to your project.
- – White
- – Blue
- – Yellow
- – Pink
Notes on using Japanese Dressmaker Tracing Paper
- – Please try to use a small piece of fabric (which you plan to use) and the corner of this paper to test if the pattern washed off as you wish, wait until the pattern gets dried thoroughly, and test it.
- – When you erase the pattern, please avoid using the Oil-based solvent such as Benzine.
- – If you iron the fabric before erasing the pattern, the pattern may stay stronger and get more difficult to be washed away. Please be careful with that.
- – If the pattern does not get washed away by just water washing, please try to wash with neutral detergent by hand. Please AVOID DRY CLEANING.
- – You may experience the difficulty of transferring the pattern onto the thick and bouncy fabric such as felt. (The thick and bouncy fabric isn’t ideal for Sashiko.)
- – After usage, please keep the paper in the bag, and avoid the high-temperature &high-humid condition and direct sunlight. Please reach out from children’s reach.
Personal notes from experience.
- – Using a ballpoint pen with good pressure will result in a good transferring
- – If you press your hand when you hold the fabric and pattern, the shape of the hand may be transferred as well.