Sunday, May 8, 2011
PDF Pattern How - To
I have been thinking a lot about PDF patterns lately. I've been wondering how people make them, how they digitize them, how they ensure they print out the correct size, etc. And now I know! It turns out the website Sew, Mama, Sew! had Carla Crim from Scientific Seamstress do a series of three posts describing the full process of creating PDF patterns. She even reveals some resources she uses to make things easier and the very basic software she uses to digitize the patterns.
Part 1 - Pattern Drafting and Grading
Part 2 - "eFormat" Your Pattern
Part 3 - Writing Instructions and Marketing Patterns
I'm so excited! I just may end up creating some patterns and selling them on Etsy. I'll probably start with some childrens patterns while I get the hang of it, then try my hand at womens patterns. It's also a good way to give away freebie templates for craft projects. Oooo ideas, ideas! Happy day!