Friday, April 25, 2014

How to Add and 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? I had no idea until Craftsy contacted me to write this post.
I am new to Craftsy, and being the DIY-obsessed person that I am, I love having this resource for classes, fabric, and supplies, but also being able to sell patterns is a great bonus for me. You know I love to offer free patterns here through my blog, but I also have others I'd like to sell. A girl has to make money, right?

You can add patterns for sewing anything from bags to dolls to clothes, or patterns for embroidery, quilting, knitting, or crochet. And you other crafters haven't been forgotten--you can also sell patterns for jewelry making and paper crafting. Whatever your preferred method of crafting is, you can market it on Craftsy.

How do you add a pattern to Craftsy and start your pattern store? It’s easy! I uploaded two patterns in about ten minutes.

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 about 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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Did you know about selling patterns through Craftsy, or am I the only one who was out of the loop here? What kind of projects do you like to do? Have you ever created a pattern for something, or thought about selling one?


  1. I had no idea there was a place you could sell your patterns - how GENIUS! My daughter will be over the moon, buying AND selling. Thanks for sharing.

    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one who wasn't aware of this! I like being able to support other crafters by purchasing patterns there, and I love that there is no fee to sell! I hope your daughter enjoys. :)

  2. Yes, very good to know! I have a few I wouldn't mind selling!

    1. I'm glad you found it informative; good luck selling your patterns!