When and how will I receive my PDF sewing pattern?
You can download instantly during checkout (if you don’t see all your files, wait just a moment, some take a little while to generate), and you also will receive your download link to your registered Paypal email address. If you don’t see it, check your spam folder. In Gmail, look under the Promotions tab.
What language and measurement standard is used for the patterns?
All patterns are in English. Most are in Imperial (US standard) measurements only. All prices are shown in USD.
Do I need special paper for printing the PDF patterns?
No, you print the patterns on your regular home printer using regular 8.5″ x 11″ or A4 printer paper. Our womens’ patterns additionally include “A0” format for copy-shop printing.
What forms of payment do you accept?
Do you accept returns/give refunds?
Due to the non-returnable nature of PDF patterns, we are not able to give refunds, no exceptions. We do replace patterns in the unusual event they arrive damaged, with the same pattern you purchased. In the event you need a refund before your purchase has been downloaded or if you accidentally purchase a pattern you already own and can provide proof of purchase, you can choose another pattern of the same price or receive a refund of the purchase price.
What if I lose my patterns?
Please be sure to download promptly after purchase and store the patterns in a secure place, as the number of permitted download attempts is limited. For recent purchases, you can re-download them any time from your “My Account” page. If you need an older replacement pattern, contact us with proof of purchase and we can get you a replacement for patterns purchased in 2013 or later.
Can you provide an unlocked file?
The files are for home use and are password protected so cannot be opened by editing software. You can still of course open and print them as many times as you need for your personal use. If you need an unlocked file, please contact us for commercial license pricing.
Do you have a Facebook group?
Yes! Please join the Tie Dye Diva sewing group on Facebook (click the link, then “Join Group” and an administrator will approve your request). This is the best place to go for sharing your completed items, or asking pattern or sewing-related questions. For account or download issues, please use the Contact form.
How do you define your sewing level terms?
Beginner: Basic familiarity with sewing machine and basic sewing tools. Able to sew a straight line as well as manuever the machine around curves. Either familiar with gathering fabric or can follow the provided instructions for gathering.
Advanced Beginner: Has completed several sewing projects. Able to perform slightly more difficult sewing techniques – depending on the pattern this may mean sewing a buttonhole (though the patterns with buttonholes also have alternate instructions), matching seams precisely, enclosing a raw edge of fabric in bias tape, or working with knit fabric.
Intermediate: Has completed many sewing projects. Able to perform more complex sewing techniques – depending on the pattern this may mean turning a small bias tube, pressing a tightly curved hem, or sewing a curved “princess” style seam (or being able to follow provided instructions to do so).