What is a digital sewing pattern?

A digital sewing pattern is a pattern that is distributed online as a PDF file. The pattern is made to scale and then cropped into page sized pieces by the designer.

Do I need a special printer to print digital sewing patterns?

No! You can  print the file on any old home printer and then trim and stick the pieces back together to create the original full size pattern. Pretty neat, right? This means that you can see a dress you like (while sitting at home drinking tea in your pyjamas), purchase it, and then be making it that very evening!

What size paper do I need?

The file is formatted so that you can print it on A4 or US letter sized paper. There is also a large format option included in your purchase, that can be printed at a print shop on A0 sized paper.

Is seam allowance included in your patterns or do I have to add it myself?

Seam allowance is included on all pattern pieces, and varies according to the seam line. Seam allowance is specified in the pattern instructions. Patterns have both the stitch line and the cutting line indicated so that it is easier for you to make adjustments / hack your patterns. Instructions include both metric and imperial measurements.

Can I give a copy of the pattern to my friend?

No, you may not copy, resell, share, distribute or publish (online or otherwise) any portion of any of In the Folds patterns. 

Can I sell items made from your patterns?

No, patterns are for personal use only. I am happy for you to use the pattern to make a gift for a friend though!

Can I teach a sewing class using your sewing patterns?

Yes! I would love that. Each student will have to purchase their own copy of the pattern for the class though.

Can I use a photo from your blog on my website?

Yes you can! But please remember to credit www.inthefolds.com and link back to the original image. Tutorials are for personal use and cannot be reproduced without permission.

I have a sewing question, can you help me?

Yes! Please go to the 'request a tutorial' page and I will do my best to answer your question!

Have I missed something?

Feel free to get in touch by email - hello@inthefolds.com