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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a PDF sewing pattern and tutorial?

A PDF sewing pattern is a sewing pattern that you receive electronically, right to your computer. PDF is the file format and you will need Adobe Acrobat to open it. If you do not already have Adobe Acrobat installed on your personal computer you can download it free here.

Do I need to have these printed on a special printer?

All you need to print out LilyGiggle patterns is a standard home printer. The PDF file contains a very detailed full color picture tutorial (instructions demonstrated by photography) as well as all pattern pieces. The pattern pieces, themselves, are divided up in sections that will fit onto a regular 8 1/2″ x 11 piece of paper. After printing, they are just taped or glued together to form the full patterns…easy peasy!

Do I have to scale the patterns up or down?

Absolutely not, no scaling is necessary. The patterns are full size. We also include a detailed diagram on how to put them all together to make it as simple as possible.

I don't have a printer. Can you mail the pattern to me?

No, we do not currently mail out printed patterns.

Do you make your patterns on a computer?

Well, yes and no. LilyGiggle patterns are drafted by hand using traditional patternmaking techniques. They are then scanned and cleaned up and colorized on the computer to produce a professional looking end product.

Can I sew these patterns if I have never sewn before?

LilyGiggle pattern instructions are directed towards beginner seamstresses. However, basic sewing skills are necessary. You need to know how to operate your sewing machine and we recommend starting with a beginner pattern such as The Lorelei Dress. Beginner patterns will be clearly marked in the item descriptions. The patterns are designed for varying degrees of experience but we strive to make them as simple to understand as possible. Each step is clearly described and assumptions of knowledge are not made. Although, we do our best to explain everything as clearly as possible we realize that what makes sense to us may still not make sense to you so we also offer full technical support if you get stuck. Just shoot us an email and we’ll get back to you quickly.

Do I need to have a serger?

No! We understand that many sewing enthusiasts have yet to take the plunge into more specialized equipment. All instructions are given for non-serger and serger users alike.

I am in love your designs but I don't sew! Can you make the clothes for me?

At this time, LilyGiggle is selling sewing patterns only. On occasion, samples may be sold or a limited product release but we do not take custom orders. There is a large and growing number of designers using LilyGiggle patterns as the base of their designs. You can find many of them by joining us on Facebook where they often post photos of their latest creations.

Can I sell products made from your patterns?

Yes, you can. We love to see others grow their handmade boutique businesses by utilizing LilyGiggle patterns. However, they are only licensed for small, one or two person handmade businesses, mass-produced large quantity use is forbidden. If in doubt of which category you fit into, you can contact us for more detailed descriptions of our copyright and licensing.

Do you take checks or money orders?

Because of our Instant Download system, we cannot take checks or money orders. We take payment through Paypal. You can use any major credit card through Paypal.

 

LilyGiggle is officially closed (for now...) Please direct all inquiries to igotissues@lilygiggle.com for questions concerning your orders, downloads and that sort of thing. THANK YOU SO MUCH for the support through the years. We look forward to coming back with a stronger and better LilyGiggle. Stay tuned - and, again, thanks!