I get lots of questions about how to use PDF patterns so I've decided to put everything I can think of here in this post. If there's anything that I forget please ask in the comments below.
Firstly the patterns are available over in my Etsy shop
You can buy individual patterns which are instant downloads. This means that once you have made your purchase Etsy will email you with a link to download the pattern straight to your computer.
Or you can buy a 3 or 5 pattern packet from this section If you buy a pattern packet it is a little cheaper but they are not instant downloads, you will have to wait for me to email them out to you. I live in the UK and tend to check my email at about 8.30am , 1pm and 5.20pm Monday to Friday and then once a day when I have time at the weekend. So this means you may have to wait up to about 24 hours for your patterns or you may be lucky and order them just as I am checking!
When you buy a pattern packet you need to put a message in your order telling me which patterns you would like. If you miss the message box you can just send me a conversation with your list of patterns.
The other advantage to buying the pattern packet if you live in the UK or anywhere in the EU is that you won't pay VAT on your patterns so they will be quite a lot cheaper (this is due to a complex EU tax law regarding digital downloads).
You will need adobe reader to download the patterns. Most computers come with this now but here is the link to download it in case you don't have it
Once you have your pattern you will need to print it off. You can either print the whole thing or save colour ink and just print the pattern design that you need and work from the images on your computer or tablet.
The instructions for my patterns list the colours that I used and the stitches. They don't contain a guide for how to do the stitches. There are stitch guides for some of the stitches here on the blog that I will be adding to over the coming months.
and I have two pinterest boards with tutorials from all over the internet that cover stitches and other basic information
I have a post about all the materials that I use along with a transferring the pattern post in this section
I will continue to add to this list if I (or you) think of anything else!