What is a PDF pattern?
If you're familiar with regular printed patterns that are commonly sold in fabric stores, digital sewing patterns are pretty much the same thing! Much like a printed pattern, a digital sewing pattern contains the instructions, pattern pieces, size charts, required fabric, finished garment measurements, etc. You use the digital sewing pattern in much the same way as a printed pattern to create your handmade items.
The only difference is the format. While printed patterns are printed out on large size paper and folded up, digital sewing patterns are downloadable files in the common PDF format. These files are then printed at home on normal printer paper, and are generally around 20+ pages long. These pages are then tiled and taped together to form the pattern pieces. They also come with A0 copyshop formats should you wish to take them to your local printers instead. From that point on, the process is the same whether you use paper or digital patterns.
Why digital sewing patterns?
It's easier to obtain a digital sewing pattern since it doesn't require any shipping or a trip to the store. You can print a digital pattern as many times as you want, making it convenient to create the garment multiple times and in multiple sizes. Finally, digital patterns are typically cheaper because there’s no packaging, printing or shipping costs.
Do you sell paper patterns, or just digital?
Due to our sustainable approach and welcoming transition into technology, we celebrate only digital. All our patterns come with an A0 copyshop version however, so if you wish you can have them printed at your local printers to save on paper.
What format are your digital sewing patterns?
Our patterns are all PDF. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open and print them at home. Instructions to do so are included in any purchase.
When will I receive my pattern?
Instantly! After you complete the purchase your pattern is immediately e-mailed to you with a link to your downloadable file. Please note this link is active for 24 hours after purchase.
Can i suggest a design to be created?
We love hearing your suggestions and certainly try our best to incorporate them into the Digital Pattern Library aesthetic. Please get in touch with any ideas you may have via our contact form.
What Forms of payment do you accept?
We currently run our payment system through PayPal and the third party platform Stripe. This accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express.
Can I return my purchase and get a refund?
Due to the digital nature of our product we can only issue a refund if the downloadable link in your e-mail has not been clicked or activated.