Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to Common Queries
Find answers to popular inquiries about our products, services, and more. If you can’t find what you’re looking for feel free to get in touch via email.
What are PDF sewing patterns?
PDF patterns are full-size digital sewing patterns divided into individual pages, which you print and tape back together to create a complete pattern sheet. We offer three PDF paper sizes in each sewing pattern pack: A4, US-Letter, and A0. Each PDF sewing pattern includes all available sizes nested together.
When you purchase a PDF pattern from us, you can access it immediately without worrying about shipping or handling fees. PDF patterns are cost-effective, allowing you to print them as many times as you need without losing the original pattern.
How do I view and print my PDF sewing patterns?
To view and print your PDF sewing patterns, download Adobe PDF reader, which is free to use. You can download it from this link: [Provide link].
Do your sewing patterns include seam allowance?
Yes, all our sewing patterns include a 1cm or 3/8-inch seam allowance. Some Corset sewing patterns may display the seam allowance on the pattern, while the majority of sewing patterns include the seam allowance even if not displayed.
Stretch sewing patterns come with a 0.5cm or 1/4-inch seam allowance and should be constructed using an overlocker.
What cup sizes are your patterns drafted for?
All our sewing patterns are drafted for a dressmaker’s B cup, which has a 5cm (2in) difference between the high bust and full bust. For cup sizes greater than a B cup, a full bust adjustment will be needed.
What sizes do you stock?
We supply PDF sewing patterns in sizes UK4 – 22. However, each sewing pattern or product may have different size options. Please check the product page for sizing information specific to each sewing pattern.
What is the right size for me?
To find the best size that fits you, refer to our standard size guide. Match your bust, waist, and hip measurements to the closest size. If your bust and waist match but your hip is larger, consider using the next size up and adjust the pattern during fitting. Remember that it’s common to make slight adjustments to achieve a perfect fit.
How do I print PDF sewing patterns?
Each PDF sewing pattern includes a How to Print document within the sewing pattern pack. This document will guide you on how to print your PDF sewing pattern from your home printer or at a print shop.
I can’t open my download. What is a Zip file?
A Zip file is a popular archive format widely used online. It stores one or several files in a compressed form, allowing you to download several files in one folder. After downloading a ZIP file, you need to unpack its contents to access the files. Your computer should already come with this software, but you can also use software like 7-zip or Win zip for this purpose.
What should I do if I find an error in your pattern?
We put our heart into producing, testing, and proofing each pattern, but mistakes can happen. We welcome your feedback, especially if we’ve made a mistake, so please get in touch with us via email so we can rectify it.
How do I get a refund?
Due to the instant nature of digital goods, we only offer refunds if the product is missing or damaged. If you encounter any issues with your purchase, please contact us for assistance.
How do I create an account?
Creating an account is easy. Click the “My Account” link in the main menu at the top of each webpage. In the My account area, fill in your email and password in the create account section, and click “Register.” Make sure to note your password. After registration, you will receive an email asking you to verify your account. Click the verify link in the email to activate your account. Now, you can use this account for purchases, view account information, and access products or downloads.
How do I log in to my account?
To log in to your account, click the “My Account” menu item. Enter your email and password in the login section, then click “Log In.” We recommend ticking the “Remember Me” check box to make future logins easier. Once logged in, you will have access to your account, orders, products, and sewing pattern pack downloads.
How do I access my sewing pattern download?
You can access your recently purchased sewing pattern pack in multiple ways:
Directly after purchasing:
After purchasing your sewing pattern pack, you will see a download button on the checkout completion page. Click the link to download your sewing pattern pack immediately.
Upon purchasing a sewing pattern pack, you will receive an email containing a download link. Simply click the link to download your sewing pattern pack. Keep the email safe if you wish to download your product in the future.
My Accounts area:
To access your sewing pattern packs at any time, use the My Account area. Login using the original email and password used for your account setup. Click “My Account” to view your account information, then in the left menu click Downloads. All your purchased sewing pattern packs will be displayed. Click download to save the pack to your computer.
We recommend saving your sewing pattern pack to your desktop for easy future access.
Avoid downloading your sewing pattern pack to a mobile device as it may be challenging to locate or print from a mobile device.
We provide 10 download attempts. If you run out, you can request more by sending us an email.
Wholesale & Licensing
Can I sell garments made using Ralph Pink’s sewing patterns?
No, Ralph Pink Patterns sewing patterns are licensed for individual use only and cannot be used to make garments for sale or commercial purposes. The garments you make from the patterns are for personal use or as gifts and cannot be sold to others.
Can I teach a sewing class using your sewing patterns?
Yes, you can teach a sewing class using our sewing patterns. However, each student must purchase their own copy of the pattern, as our patterns are licensed for individual use only. If you plan to include the pattern in the course price, we can offer a wholesale discount on bulk purchases. Please get in touch for more information. When using our patterns in your class, credit Ralph Pink Patterns and use the correct pattern name in the class description.
Get in touch to get answers to questions not covered in our FAQ.
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