FAQ

WHAT IS A PDF SEWING PATTERN?

PDF sewing patterns are electronically available patterns that you download and save to your computer, then print out yourself instead of receiving a paper version.

When you buy my pattern on Etsy, your PDF file becomes available for downloading after your purchase. You can find more details on how to download your digital items on Etsy here: https://help.etsy.com/hc/en-us/articles/115013328108-Downloading-a-Digital-Item

HOW CAN I PRINT A PDF PATTERN?

The latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view and print your PDF sewing pattern. You can download it for free here: https://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/ 

There’s no need to resize the patterns, just make sure that you print them at “Actual Size” or “Scale 100%”. It’s advisable to print the pattern pieces on card, but usual copy paper will do as well.

HOW CAN I CUT OUT AND ASSEMBLE THE PATTERN PIECES?

Cut out the pattern pieces along the solid line and sew along the dashed line, unless stated otherwise.

Some pattern pieces are too large to fit a standard A/4 sheet, so these pieces need to be joined together before tracing them onto fabric. The line on which you need to join the pieces is always marked on the patterns. Tape the two matching pieces together along that certain line and use them as one pattern piece. 

HOW CAN I TRACE A PDF SEWING PATTERN ONTO FABRIC?

You can use erasable marking pens to trace the pattern pieces onto your piece of fabric. It works well on most types of fabrics, and the pen marks disappear within a few hours/days. (In my patterns I also give you some tips on how to speed up the vanishing process. ;))

WHAT CAN I DO IF I’VE LOST A PATTERN?

Remember to save all downloaded PDF patterns on your computer. However, due to technical problems, it might happen that you loose a pattern. In that case, here’s what you can do:

Please keep a copy of the receipt/invoice you get from me after your purchase. With a short explanation, send it to me to info@patchpoppets.com so that I can sort out the problem for you.

CAN I SELL TOYS MADE FROM A PATCH POPPETS PATTERN?

You may sell, in limited numbers, handmade items you make using my patterns as long as you follow the conditions detailed here: COPYRIGHT INFORMATION.

CAN I SHOW YOU A PHOTO OF THE TOYS I MADE FROM YOUR PATTERN?

Of course! You can send me a photo of your finished toys via email: info@patchpoppets.com, or join the Patch Poppets Sewing Patterns closed Facebook group and post your photos there so that other sewing lovers can admire your work and get some inspiration from them.