Text Threading

Text threading is a way to join text boxes in InDesign so that when there’s too much text in one box, it flows seamlessly into…

Master Pages

“Master Pages” is just a fancy term for templates in InDesign. This functionality allows you to create what are essentially backgrounds that can be applied…

Intro to InDesign

In the following two videos, I’ll take you on a tour of InDesign and explain why it’s the perfect program to create sewing pattern tutorials…

Get Help/Stay Connected

Got questions? Need help? Want to connect with other students? Good news – there are several ways you can do this! Leave/Respond to Comments First,…

Writing Sewing Instructions

Writing sewing instructions is often an afterthought for pattern designers, but having GOOD, well-written instructions is vital to building up a loyal customer base (and…

Pricing Your Patterns

It’s important to think of pricing as part of your marketing/branding strategy. Some pattern designers charge a premium for their patterns, but their loyal fans…

The Pattern Testing Process

In my experience, one of the most difficult parts of testing is managing the actual process – answering questions, keeping track of suggestions/typos/changes, sending out…

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