Frequently Asked Questions


What is a PDF sewing pattern?

A PDF sewing pattern, also called an e-Book or e-Pattern, is a sewing pattern you buy online and is then sent to you by email. You then save the sewing pattern to your computer and print it off on your printer. PDF patterns offer many benefits to paper patterns. They are convenient and reusable. PDF Patterns can be purchased without ever leaving your home. Our patterns will be instantly emailed to you after purchase and you can begin sewing immediately. Our patterns and tutorials also include over 40 full color photos to guide through each step by step instruction. PDF Patterns are also easily reusable. They can be saved to your computer and reprinted over and over again, which means no more tracing and copying.


What do I need to print your PDF patterns?

You will need a computer with Adobe Reader installed on it. If you do not have Adobe on your computer it can be downloaded for free from Adobe. You will also need a printer.


Are the pattern pieces full size?

Yes. All of our pattern pieces are full size and do not require enlarging. Each pattern has a 1" square test box on the first page. This will allow you to ensure accuracy of printing. Some pattern pieces are larger than one sheet of paper. These pages are cut around a dotted line and taped together to form the full pattern piece. Detailed instructions and pictures are included in each tutorial for assembling the pieces.


Are your patterns easy for someone new to sewing?

Our patterns are easy to follow and suitable for all levels of sewers. You will need to know only the most basic sewing skills to complete our patterns. You do not need to have extensive knowledge of sewing terms or techniques. Each tutorial comes with step by step instructions as well as over 40 color photos to clarify each step.


Do your patterns require a serger?

No. Although some may choose to use a serger, our tutorials are written for those who do not own a serger. We also offer several accessory patterns that are NO SEW and do not even require a sewing machine.


Do you sell your finished products?

We occasionally will sell some of our sample garments and complete custom orders. If you are interested in purchasing our clothing or accessories, please email us for a quote.


Can I sell products made from your patterns?

All patterns are made and designed by us. They are original patterns. All of our designs are copyrighted 2011, all rights reserved, and are for PERSONAL USE ONLY. This means you may use these patterns for personal use, or a small scale, such as a home business. If you do use these patterns to create items to sell, we request that you please link our shop in your sales listings, giving us credit for the design. However, products from our patterns may not be mass produced outside of the home on a commercial scale. If you have any questions about our patterns, don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll be happy to answer them! Images from our shop and in our patterns are the property of Violette Field Threads. While you are welcome to sell items you make from our patterns, please do not use our pictures to promote your products. We ask that you please use your own photography.


What type of payments do you accept?

We currently accept cash disbursements and credit card payments through PayPal. We also offer on-site credit card processing through Stripe.  We accept, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, & American Express.  Sales tax will be applied to orders from customers in the state of Tennessee.


How will I receive my order?

You are given 2 ways to download your order.  The first is on the last checkout page (this is where you are given your Order ID number) at the very bottom.  There is a link that says, "Click here to download your digital goods".  Your second opportunity to download your order will come to your email.  A link for you to download your pattern(s) from will be emailed to you entitled "Order Confirmation" from Violette Field Threads instantly upon completion of payment. If you are checking out with PayPal, it will be sent to the email address associated with your PayPal account.  If you are not using PayPal, but are using your credit/debit card, you will have the opportunity to fill in the email address you wish to have the link sent to.   Once your email is received, simply download the pattern(s) from the link onto your computer.


I have not received my patterns, where are they?

Please check your spam and trash email folders if you have not received a link to download your pattern(s) within a few minutes. Also be sure you are checking the email account you entered during checkout or the one assigned to your PayPal account. If you still cannot find your email, please contact us directly.


Can I share my purchased PDFs?

No, we do not allow sharing. Each PDF purchased is copyright protected and may only be used by the purchaser. You may not forward, copy, or distribute the purchased PDFs. You agree to this upon download. Upon purchase, your PDF will be stamped with a your personal name at the footer of each page. Should you decide to distribute your PDF, this information is transmitted along with it. This PDF stamping feature is meant to discourage people from illegally distributing our PDFs, as it will trace the originator.