Are your patterns suitable for beginners?
Yes, my patterns have been designed with beginners in mind. All you need is a basic understanding of how to use a sewing machine. You do not need any experience making dolls. The easiest pattern, to begin with, is the bunny pattern Some of the clothes may need more experience to sew. You can find out the experience rating for each pattern here and more information to help you decide which are most suitable for you
Do you need a sewing machine to make your patterns?
I recommend using a sewing machine because it is quicker, but I have had customers sew my patterns completely by hand
Do the clothes that come with each doll fit the other dolls?
Yes. I have designed the dolls so that their bodies are the same size. This means that they can swap and share clothes
Are the clothes that come with the doll patterns available to purchase separately
No. The clothes that come with the doll patterns are only available as part of the doll pattern. There are other clothes which are available to purchase separately such as the daisy dress, the Spring outfit and the pyjamas
Can I buy your patterns in my country?
I am only able to sell patterns to some countries through my website. If my patterns aren't available to order on my website where you live you will be automatically diverted to my Etsy shop where you should be able to order them.
What languages are the patterns written in?
My sewing patterns are written in English. I hope to be able to offer other languages in the future. The patterns include step-by-step photographs. A lot of my customers use Google Translate to translate the instructions into their language. If you visit the website on a computer you can upload the PDF file and Google Translate will create a new PDF in your language
How do I access my pattern?
There will be a download button on the order confirmation page once your payment has been processed. You will also be sent an email with a download link from firstname.lastname@example.org. If you haven't received it, it is most likely that the email will have gone to your spam/junk folder. Check the folder and/or search your emails for email@example.com If you use Gmail, check the 'social' and promotion' folder also. If you still can't find the email you may have entered your email address incorrectly when placing the order. Please message me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I would be happy to help
I'm having trouble downloading the files
If your internet connection/phone signal dips part way through the download the file might be corrupt or incomplete. Delete the files and download them again when you have better signal/WIFI and it should work. If nothing happens when you click the download links it could be an issue with your web browser. Disable things like non-standard add-ons like ad blockers or toolbars that you've installed and try again. If you are still having problems contact me at email@example.com and I would be happy to help
How do you open the zip file?
Begin by saving the file, then...
- Mac. double click the zipped file. The file will automatically be decompressed by the archive utility and save back into the folder the zip file is in already
- iPhone / iPad. Open the Files app and click on 'Open' in 'Files' Choose a location for your zip file and then select 'Add' to save the files to our selected folder
- PC. Right click on the zip folder and then select 'Extract All', follow the instructions to save to your PC
- Android. Open My Files app and tap the Downloads link. Find your zip folder and select Extract to unzip and save your files to your selected folder
I can't open the files
You will need a PDF reader such as Adobe Acrobat to open the files. Make sure you have the latest version of the app
How do you print the pattern?
The Printing Instructions file which is included in your download explains how to print the pattern and instructions accurately for A4 and Letter Size paper
Can I sell dolls made with your patterns?
Yes, see my terms and conditions for selling items made with my patterns
Do you sell dolls?
I don't sell dolls made with my patterns, but I do make and sell handmade heirloom dolls at www.serendolls.com