Spring is the perfect time to get stitching, which means it’s also a great time for a little sale!
Our PDF patterns are on offer until midnight GMT Sunday 7th February 2021 – when you buy one PDF pattern, you get another one half price*. Yessssss!
There’s no code needed, and you can use the offer across multiple patterns – so if you buy four patterns, two of them will be half price, and so on.
So why are PDF patterns such a great option? Well, you can download them immediately after purchase, and either print them at home straight away or send them to a pattern printer or copy shop to print for you – so nothing can stand in the way of your sewing session. You can print them as many times as you like, so if you need to do lots of adjustments or want to sew a different size in the future, you can easily print another fresh copy. If you also like to sew gifts for other people you can print off a copy in their size rather than using your personal pattern – genius!
Another pretty important plus – storage. Yep, we all know that when you sew you amass lots of things which can mean your sewing stash gets out of control very quickly. A digital sewing pattern library helps to keep your patterns appropriately “Marie Kondo-ed” until you need them. If you keep your library in a digital cloud you can check out your pattern stash and their fabric requirements when you are fabric shopping – speedy searching equals more fabric browsing time which we like!
Are you a fan of pattern mash-ups or hacks? PDF patterns make it easy to print off the pattern pieces you need, without touching the original. You can print off your favourite sleeve, pocket, belt, bodice, and so on, to use when you come to create your “Frankenpattern”. Again, with a digital pattern, you can do this without touching the original – winning!
Tilly and the Buttons PDF patterns come with two printing options – print-at-home on A4/Letter size paper, then stick the sheets together to make one full size pattern. It can be done in front of the telly with snacks… or is that just me?! If you’re a newbie to this process you might find our handy guide to using digital sewing patterns – with video – useful. You’ll be a pro in no time 🙂
Your PDF pattern also comes with a large format copyshop file (usually A0 size) that you can send off to a sewing pattern printer or copyshop to be printed on large sheets of paper, which means no sticking the pattern together – phew! You may find your local print shop offers large format printing, or try one of the many sewing businesses that offer this service. This blog post explains A0 printing in a little more detail.
So, are you going to join the PDF sewing pattern gang? Here are a few of our pattern picks from the spring sale that will get you started on your digital journey 🙂
If you haven’t joined the Billie brigade yet, now is your time! Our latest sewing pattern – and most popular launch to date – is a fab sweatshirt or comfy dress, which is simple to sew and has dreamy details like the optional balloon sleeves and cutaway dress pockets. You can do so much with this pattern and you most certainly will!
There’s nothing better than popping fresh PJs on before bed. Add the fact they are handmade into the mix, and you will never want to take them off! The Jaimie pyjama bottoms and shorts are a great first sewing project for newbie sewists and this pattern comes with a FREE sewalong video on YouTube to make it even easier to stitch this simple pattern up.
Our Jaimie pattern comes with an XS size for teens and tweens, so it could be the perfect make for younger, aspiring dressmakers. If you enjoy sewing gifts for others, this is a good one because they are really easy to fit and everyone loves new PJs – you can’t go wrong!
Have you heard that Jaimie has a partner in crime? The Joe pyjama bottoms and shorts are designed to coordinate with Jaimie and will work for anybody who prefers a straighter menswear fit.