PDF Pattern… Packaging?

Sew Well - Avocado Hoodie PDF Envelope

Have you ever wondered what to do with a pdf pattern after printing it out and taping it together?  Most of mine have ended up neatly folded in large ziplock bags with some form of label hopefully visible from the outside of the bag.  All but the Avocado Hoodie patterns from Disparate Disciplines that is. I was pleasantly surprised to find that these patterns came with make-it-yourself envelopes.

PDF pattern packaging.  A simple but genius idea.

21 thoughts on “PDF Pattern… Packaging?

      1. Nothing wrong with feeling fabulously nice on a run. Especially when you’re running in Seattle in fall and getting soaked to the skin! You should have seen my husband when he got in from one of his runs the other day– he was drenched.

    1. I really like it. The finished post is coming tomorrow, or you can get a sneak peek today over on MSN. I chose to use bamboo jersey instead of a warmer sweatshirt material since I wanted the hoodie to be more of a long-sleeve running shirt. I really like the kangaroo pocket, though I’m not sure how functional those back pockets will really be. The pattern does come with a version omitting those pockets if I decide they’re not worth putting into my next version. And, I do hope there’s another version soon. I found it to be a pretty quick make, even with all the pattern pieces.

  1. Wow, this is great. And since I don’t have the patience to organize my printed pdf-patterns as neatly as you that sounds like a good idea. I might try something similar for my other pdf-patterns.. In fact, I have had the hardest time, sorting them and have more than once printed out a pattern multiple times, just because I could not find the first print out..
    So, some sort of organization is needed!

  2. Genius idea! I hope PDF pattern designers are reading this :). Thank you for sharing it. I store all my PDF printed patterns in a Ziploc and use an address label or some such mundane thing to identify it.

  3. I fold my patterns up to smaller than 8.5×11″ so I can slip them into those top-loading clear page protectors and place them in three-hole binders. Neat and easily accessible with the first page of the pdf file that has an illustration/picture of the finished item sits topmost so they are also easily identifiable.

  4. I use large envelopes and put them in a box. When I started sewing I used large mailing tubes, but it takes a lot of space.

  5. This is such a good idea! I keep mine in a binder, but I always wish they were in with the others, since I sometimes forget about them when I’m going through my stash 🙂

  6. I use 6″ x 9″ envelopes for my pdf patterns which are about the same size as most commercial pattern envelopes. I just write the name/pattern number on the outside and if there is a line drawing i print it out and glue it on.

    I will definitely have to try out some bamboo jersey for my avocado!

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