Questions?

Are seam allowances included in the pattern pieces?
What printer settings should I be using?
I placed an order. Where is my pattern file?
I have questions about the pattern instructions.
Do you have sewalongs?
Are there any coupon codes?
Do Swoon patterns include photos?
What if a pattern is revised after I buy it?
I’m in another country and I can’t find the recommended interfacing.
What are Swoon printed paper patterns like?
Where do I buy the necessary hardware?
What the heck do these zipper numbers mean?
Can I sell what I sew using Swoon patterns?
Why is the text in my pattern file messed up?

Are seam allowances included in the pattern pieces?
Yes, always!

What printer settings should I be using?
All Swoon patterns are designed to be printed on A4/Letter sized paper. Always print at 100%, actual size, no scaling. Never scale to fit page. Always make sure the square included in the pattern is the correct size before cutting your fabric. If some of your lines are getting cut off, make sure “auto-rotate and center” is checked.

I placed an order. Where is my pattern file?
Click on “My Account” above, and your file link will be under “My Downloads”. Right-click on the link, then “Save As” to save it to your computer and you’re good to go! The links will also be emailed to you when your order is complete.

I have questions about the pattern instructions.
Click here to come join the Swoon Facebook group!
Many lovely and knowledgeable ladies are available to help with anything you have questions about. Or you can complete the contact form and we will reply as soon as we can.

Do you have sewalongs?
Yes! They take place over in the Swoon Facebook group. We’d love to have you.

Are there any coupon codes?
We routinely have sales and the codes are posted on the Swoon Facebook page. You can always get one 25% off coupon code by writing a review on any of the patterns.

Do Swoon patterns include photos?
No, Swoon patterns include computer-drawn diagrams. We think they’re easier to understand, and they save your printer ink as well! But, for our sewalongs, there are many many photos, and even some videos!

What if a pattern is revised after I buy it?
You can always log back into your account here at SwoonPatterns.com and download the most recent version. Your downloads are stored indefinitely in the “My Account” section.

I’m in another country and I can’t find the recommended interfacing.
Please send us an email and we can try to recommend a good replacement for you.

What are Swoon printed paper patterns like?
In addition to downloadable PDF sewing patterns, we also have paper patterns for anyone that prefers them. We’re working on offering all patterns in print. Each pattern includes instructions, full-size pattern pieces printed on large format sheets, and a full-color cover all tucked neatly into a cellophane envelope. Finished dimensions are 5.5″ x 8.5″ and will be shipped via USPS First Class mail.

Where do I buy the necessary hardware?
We find a lot of our hardware at Strapworks.com. For zippers, check out K & C Supplies on Etsy.

What the heck do these zipper numbers mean?
Zippers are measured in length and width of the teeth. The # is the width of the teeth in millimeters. For zippered pockets, or small bags like Coraline, I recommend a #3 (3mm) or all-purpose nylon coil zipper. For bigger bags like Dorothy and Betty, I recommend using a #4.5, #5 or even a #7 if you want heavy duty. You can always shorten a nylon coil zipper just by stitching over the teeth, so when in doubt, go long.

Can I sell what I sew using Swoon patterns?
Definitely! And no credit required.

Why does text in my pattern file look strange, boxes and odd characters?
All you need to do is update your Adobe Reader software. Click here to do so.