Sample: Live, Tiled Pattern

Here is an Illustrator file with a live, tiled pattern you can download and play with. It has each size in a different layer to…

Setting Up an Affiliate Program

Note: The options for creating and managing an affiliate program for pattern designers have changed since this course was originally developed in 2014. An update…

Marketing Your Patterns

This page will be updated soon as the marketing possibilities for PDF pattern designers have changed somewhat since this course was launched in 2014. Stay…

How & Where to Sell Your Patterns

Note: This page is currently being updated as the options available to pattern designers have changed dramatically in the two years since Pattern Workshop/this course…

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…

Compensating Testers

Testers use their own fabric and time to test patterns which may have errors, fit problems or size discrepancies. Paying testers isn’t always feasible –…

The 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…

Collecting Feedback

You may use a form on your blog/website or another simple Google Drive Survey to collect feedback from testers. Here are some questions you want…

Finding & Selecting Testers

The testing process if one of the most highly anticipated yet most terrifying parts of releasing PDF sewing patterns. Terrifying, you ask? YES, TERRIFYING! It’s easy…

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