How do you know which digital patterns are worth buying?
Full stop. That question alone deserves a blog post all on its own. There are so many pattern designers out there now, that you just never know which patterns are ‘good’. Which patterns are worth the money. Do the pattern pages line up? Will it fit to the specifications given? Are the instructions clear and concise? What is the general review of the pattern?
So many details go into sewing patterns, and the PDF world has run rampant.
But the UpCraft Club is SO MUCH MORE than simply pattern certifications. It is a website that offers patterns, video classes, webinars, interviews, and more all for its members.
Elizabeth Caven, founder of Charming Doodle and pattern designer behind the incredible Knight Hoodie has started this incredible membership website, that for $10 per month you get access to an association of crafters dedicated to elevating the quality of crafts and patterns that they use.
I know Elisa personally, she was an incredible 2013 Sewing Rabbit Team member. And I can honestly say – this is the next BIG THING. I am so very excited for her, and what she is doing. I just want to shout it from the rooftops!!! A world in which we can visit a pattern designers shop, and see whether or not their pattern has been ‘certified’. Where you can shop for PDF patterns with ease, knowing that you are investing your hard earned sewing money in patterns worth spending the time on. I am ALL for that. And I am so excited to watch Elisa grow her incredible new membership site.
And be sure to keep your eyes open for the classes they have coming soon, like ‘how to test patterns’, a brand new bag sewing pattern, and a live webinar with one of the coolest crafters on the planet. Yes, Elisa brought her A-game to the table with this one. And I couldn’t be more thrilled for her.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…