How does a digital sewing pattern work?

Makyla Creates sewing patterns in PDF format. These files are sent to you as a zip folder. After purchasing a pattern, it’s instantly available to download and save onto your desktop or laptop computer. You will also receive an email with links to download the pattern files.

There are two options for printing: A home printing version – where the patterns can be printed out as tiles onto A4 or Letter size paper. These pages need to be trimmed and assembled using glue or sticky tape. You do not need a special type of printer for this. Or a large format version that can be taken to a copy shop. These are A0 sizes.

You can find information on how to print and assemble the A4/Letter size pattern on the pattern itself. Open the PDF file and follow the instructions on the first page.  

I can’t find my pattern files?

After purchasing a pattern, an email with a link to download the pattern will be sent instantly to the email address you provided at checkout. If you can’t see it in your inbox, it may have gone straight to your junk/spam folder.

If you paid using Paypal, the email might have been sent to the address linked to your Paypal account. If you discover afterwards that it’s an email you no longer use, please get in touch with our customer service team – [email protected]

After ordering your pattern, you can also stay on the page, and the files will be ready to download immediately. 

If you purchased a pattern before January 2023, please contact me, and I will email the files directly to you. I have changed retail platforms so the links may be broken.

I can’t open the zip folder?

All digital patterns are delivered within a zip folder to save on file space. If you have a newer smartphone like an iPhone 12, you can open the zip folders in the files application. Unfortunately, some smartphones, iPads, and tablets cannot open zip folders, so saving and opening your files on a desktop or laptop is recommended.

Can I use your sewing patterns for my business?

These sewing patterns are for personal use only. They’re not to be used for commercial purposes. If you would like to use one of our sewing patterns for commercial use, please get in touch with us at [email protected]

Can I use your sewing patterns to teach classes?

Definitely! Please just make sure every student purchases their own copy. Or, if you’re buying in bulk, you’re welcome to get in touch for a wholesale rate. Email me at [email protected] to discuss.

Can I share my pattern with my friends and family?

No, please ensure your friends and family purchase their own copy! We are a small business, and every purchase helps my business keep going, Makyla Creates.

What is your refund policy on digital patterns?

Our refund policy for digital patterns is that we do not offer refunds. As digital patterns are easily accessible and copyable after purchase, they cannot be returned. Therefore, we do not accept returns or refunds for digital pattern purchases.

Do you have sales?

I provide a sign-up discount code when you join my email list. We have occasional sales, but not very often! If you’d like to stay in the loop on pattern releases and receive our sign-up discount, please sign up for my newsletter on the home page of my website.

What is your size range?

All of my sewing patterns except blouse one include sizes 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18,20 and 22 in NZ & UK sizing. Blouse one is coming soon!

Do the sewing patterns include seam allowance?

Yes. Every pattern includes a seam allowance. The amount will be noted within the instructions and/or on the sewing pattern.

If you can’t find the answer to your question, feel free to get in touch with our customer service team [email protected]