PDF Patterns

How do PDF patterns work?

The PDF Pattern is a digital file that is sent via email. You can download this file to your computer. Print and join the A4 sheets, cut out your pattern and create your garment at home. The great thing about PDF patterns is you don’t have to wait to start sewing. 

As soon as you have placed your order and made payment, you will get an email with your pattern and sewing instructions attached. (remember to check your spam mail as your pattern may have gone there.)   

How do I print a digital pattern?

Download and save your pattern file to a folder on your computer. Then open with ‘adobe acrobat reader’.

You can download free from https://get.adobe.com/reader

Then go to print and check print setup. Our PDF patterns are designed to be printed on A4 paper.

Now check scale, this should be 100% (custom = 100%) on your printer settings.

The first page of your pattern file includes a test square to help you check the scale/size is correct.   Check the test square measures correctly (this is usually 10.1cm) If correct print your pattern.

(If you print directly from the web browser you may have a problem with scale. Download your pattern file to your computer and then use adobe reader to open and print.)

What is included in a PDF pattern?

When you buy a PDF pattern from TLC Clothing Patterns you receive 2 files. The PDF pattern file and a PDF step by step instruction file.

I did not receive an email for my PDF pattern.

Your PDF pattern file is sent automatically by email, so please check your spam folder.

Why is the pattern not opening on my phone or tablet?

When you buy a PDF pattern the files will be sent as a zip file.  Which can’t be opened on a phone or tablet.

You can open the zip file on your computer, and then send the file to your phone or tablet.

Which paper size should I print in?

Our PDF patterns have been formatted to print on A4 sized paper.

The test Square is printing the wrong size.

If you print directly from the web browser, you may have a problem with scale. 

Download your file to a folder on your computer and then use adobe reader to open.

Check your print set up. Scale should be 100% (custom scale = 100%) or (custom fit = 100%)

Paper should be A4.

Are there seam allowances included on pattern?

Yes, all seam allowances are included in all my patterns. 

When you buy a pattern, the instructions will tell you want seam allowance to use. 

How do I decide what size to buy?

Measure your bust, waist and hips. Then go to the size chart on website and see what size you are.

We have two size ranges. 6 to 16 and 14 to 24. 

If you fit into different sizes at your bust waist and hips. You can custom fit your pattern as our patterns are multi sized.

Can I return a PDF pattern?

We have a few free patterns for you to download to test our patterns. We are unable to provide refunds for digital products such as PDF patterns.

Can I make and sell clothes made from TLC Clothing Patterns?

If you are the person making and selling them. Yes, Go for it. Happy sewing.

Can I share the pattern with friends?

No. Please send your friends the website link so they can buy the pattern. That will keep me in work, making new patterns for everyone.

Can I buy clothes from you, not patterns?

TLC clothing patterns only sells PDF clothing patterns, you can always buy the pattern and take it to a dressmaker. 

Can I teach with TLC clothing patterns?

Yes, you can. Please ask your student to buy their own pattern prior to the class starting.

For any other questions please contact us by e-mail at info@tlc.clothing


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