Wednesday, April 25, 2012

I'm a Craftsy Designer!

I did it! I listed my first official pattern!


I think one of my favorite things about blogging is sharing things with everyone (for free). And one of my least favorite things about life is that student loans aren't free (neither is fabric, sewing supplies, food, rent, diapers.... and the list goes on. and on. and on. lol). So after a lot of thought I've decided that it's time to start adding patterns to my Etsy Shop and my new Craftsy Shop. I think my hubby will really appreciate me supporting my own sewing habit more too. ;)

I already have a Limited Use license pattern of my Scrap Attack Block listed in my Craftsy Shop. (Giving you permission to sell items you make with the pattern.) And have sold a few already!! Thank you everyone!!! Big Hugs to you!!

Last night I finished up and posted my [4x5] Modern Bee Block: Two Stars Squared

I'm super nervous about this, and really excited. :) It's not like I list all the things in my Etsy Shop for free. I don't know why I feel so bad about selling my patterns. I'm sure I'll feel better when I sell one. ;) Anyway, I just wanted to let you know about my exciting new adventure!! Wish me luck!! :)

p.s. I recommend shopping from my Craftsy Store over my Etsy shop for PDF patterns. Craftsy has it set up that when you buy a pattern it is ready for instant download. You don't have to wait for me to email you the pattern! I love that feature! So anyway, if you don't want to wait, go Craftsy. If I list more patterns I will always have them in my Craftsy Store, but maybe not always in my Etsy Shop. I'm going to wait and see how the two compare for sales and probably decide from there. One thing I like about Craftsy from my end, and for anyone that wants to sell patterns, is that they also don't charge fees for listing OR selling patterns! You only have to pay your paypal fees. Etsy on the other hand, does charge a small fee for listing an item, and a small fee for selling. So, in the end, everyone wins with Craftsy I think. I really appreciate how they have their store set up. :)



  1. Awesome! Honestly I don't have an Etsy account, so this is great (for me...LOL...)

  2. Yay !! Congratulations !

    I feel the same way about selling patterns. I've got plenty of idea, but I don't know how to do a pattern and really, is it interesting enough that real people will want to buy it ?

  3. Way to go, Diane! I love the block and I think it's such a great one to sell! I really love Craftsy for the instant download feature. Usually when I buy a pattern online, I want to start sewing NOW! I guess I'll head on over.....

  4. I am back :-)...for anyone on the fence about online patterns. I have had a few experiences. Not all good. This is AWESOME. I paid for the pattern, downloaded it, printed it, made breakfast for my kiddo, fed the dogs, switched laundry loads AND I am half way through a completed block, all in 35 minutes! This pattern is SO user friendly. I highly recommend it! (Note, I paid for the pattern and did not have to come report back :-)).

  5. Oh good for you Diane - hope it goes well!

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  7. That's great news! I'll pop over and have a look on both =D

    Also I've added some new fabrics into my swap shop. If you're interested feel free to check it out =D

  8. Hi Diane,

    I have been selling my patterns for a few months now and it is still scary. Will they like it enough to want to shell out money for it, will it be criticised, how much should i charge, will they think it is bad value for money and so on and so on and .... It feels wonderful when the first is sold and no matter how many you sell it remains a wonder.

    I have both an Etsy and Craftsy shop and they both have their pros and cons but for pdfs i am wedded to Craftsy. They really get behind their designers. I have been featured a couple of times in their newsletters and the Craftsy community has really responded to this. Also considering your product is delivered to your customer immediately the fact that they charge no fees is amazing.

    Good luck and if I can help with info or anything else just 'call'.



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