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How to Sell Quilt Patterns on Craftsy

Posted on: April 24th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

How to Add & Sell a Pattern on Craftsy

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Did you know that, in 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?

As an independent designer, I am tremendously appreciative of the Craftsy site.  Craftsy is the leading authority on all things craft related and is a wonderful source of online inspiration!

How do you add a pattern to Craftsy and start your pattern store? It’s easy!

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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Now it’s your turn…..

Do you have any questions?  Would you be interested in a series of posts outlining just what does it take to write a pattern.  Tell me what you think!

Keep On Quilting On!

11 Responses

  1. I enjoy Craftsy too, Lorna!

  2. Jessica says:

    I definitely would like to hear more about pattern writing!

  3. Thanks for this post I didn't know I could sell my patterns on Craftsy. I will look into the further.

  4. RobotMomSews says:

    I recently posted my very first pattern on Craftsy. I absolutely LOVE that we can sell patterns with no fees. It's a lot of work writing a pattern, and to get the whole commission to yourself is pretty exciting and that's how it should be!!!

  5. Allison says:

    I love Craftsy. I love being able to learn new crafts or new skills as if the teacher is teaching JUST me. I would love a series about pattern writing. I think it would be fascinating.

  6. Pattern writing? Yes please! If only so I remember how I made some improv things in the first place 🙂

  7. Vicki says:

    I went onto Craftsy for the first time, last week! I'd love to know more about writing my own patterns.

  8. Lin's Quilts says:

    I am curious about pattern writing too. Thanks for your great blog.Lin

  9. Anonymous says:

    I would really like to know more about writing patterns to share or sell.

  10. Jo Ferguson says:

    Thanks for the info and tips. I'd like to design my own patterns so just maybe….it might come in handy some day.

  11. Saved this post. So helpful!