Saturday, April 26, 2014

Find Patterns on Craftsy - or Sell your own!

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Did you know that iIn addition to wonderful online courses and craft supplies, Craftsy also has an independent online pattern store that lets anyone upload and sell downloadable e-patterns with no fee!

I just recently found out about the pattern store - it is a fabulous resource.  When I checked today I found that there were over 77,000 patterns available in a variety of categories including sewing, quilting, crocheting, knitting, jewelry, embroidery, paper crafts (over 900) and "other" which includes cross stitch, tatting, stuffed animals and more.

My blogging friend Tammy Tutterow has some of her tutorials for sale on the Craftsy site (find Tammy's items HERE).  Tammy makes beautiful things and her techniques are carefully explained in step by step photos in a downloadable PDF file.

Would you like to add your patterns to Craftsy and start your pattern store? It’s easy to's how:

1. Make sure you have a Paypal account. All pattern transactions happen through Paypal, and Craftsy requires that you have a Student, Premier, or Business account in order to sell patterns.
2. Put your pattern in .pdf format. You can’t upload any patterns to the online pattern store unless they’re a .pdf file format, so if they’re currently saved as a Word doc, .jpg, or other file format, you must convert it to a .pdf before you upload it to Craftsy.
3. Include a photo. All patterns must have at least one photo to accompany them, but you can add up to five photos. Colorful, interesting photos tend to work the best for catching our members’ eyes!
4. Fill out the pattern description. We will ask you some basic questions around your pattern making it easier for Craftsy folk to find your pattern and know what your pattern is for. Make sure you have info about your pattern handy for this step.

For more information on how to sell a pattern through Craftsy, or to get started, visit Craftsy today!

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  1. Thanks for the links, Diane. Always wanted to know how to crochet beyond simple round doilies. The patterns for the blouses look pretty cool too. Thanks again.

    1. Hi Melody,
      There are so many great patterns - some are even free! It's also a great way to sell a pattern if you have any you'd like to offer. I may put a few printable tutorials there if I can find the time to stop browsing all of the things already offered!


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