When cutting your sewing patterns, follow this simple concept to ensure the pattern markings can be transferred safely and efficiently from the pattern to the fabric:
When cutting single full patterns, place the fabric flat on the table such that its right side is facing up. Full patterns are those that are not cut on fold but rather require a full cut. When cutting full sewing patterns, the fabric is folded in the pattern cutting process only if double or multiple full cuts are desired.
The sewing pattern is then placed on top of he fabric's face side following the appropriate alignment and pinning techniques. Once the pattern is cut, any markings (such as darts or style lines) that need to be transferred from pattern to fabric will naturally correspond to the fabric's wrong side. Not only is this important in facilitating the sewing process, it also protects the fabric's right side from damage and staining.