Instead of printing these patterns out on regular paper, go to your local scrapbooking store and get some cardstock instead!
Print these patterns out on the cardstock and your patterns are ready to cut out and use!
Is this a pattern you will use a LOT? Buy the shrink film plastic designed for inkjet printers (if your printer is an inkjet) , print out on that film, cut out and you have instant PERMANENT pattern templates!
My friend Lisa of q.D.PaToOtieS has a cheaper way! She uses the clear inserts for 3 ring binders that are normally used to hold magazines, etc. You can also use the clear 3 ring binder inserts used to just separate subjects in your notebook which are a little thicker. You can find them very inexpensively at Staples or your local office supply store.
First, she prints the pattern out on card stock, then she puts the clear insert over top and just traces the pattern out onto the clear plastic and cut out. They last forever!!!