Why should I sign up to the PDF Club?
As a PDF Club member, you…
- get to download a free PDF only pattern of your choice following sign up
- hear about new PDF only patterns a week in advance of everyone else
- will receive 10% off each new PDF only pattern during the exclusive first week of access
This year we plan to release at least one PDF pattern a month – that’s lots of exclusive access!
Which patterns can I get for free when I sign up to the PDF Club?
When you sign up to the PDF Club you receive a code to download a free PDF only pattern. This includes the Anderson Blouse, Betty Dress Add-on Pack, Cowl Neck Dress, Heather Dress, Knickers, Lizzie Skirt, Nancy Dress, Poppy Playsuit, Silk Cami, Susie Blouse, Tie, Tulip Skirt and Ultimate Pyjamas. It does not include the brand new pattern that’s just been released, the five patterns included in the My Capsule Wardrobe: City Break eBook, or PDF versions of our paper patterns.
What will I get exclusive access to?
As the name suggests, this club is all about PDF patterns. Membership to the PDF Club entitles you to first dibs on all PDF-only patterns, but does not include exclusive first access to any other type of product, including new London classes, online classes, limited edition kits or printed paper patterns (including the PDF version).
Is it a one-off payment, or a monthly or weekly subscription?
Membership to the PDF Club is £5 for 2017. It is a one-off payment. You will not be charged anything further. Your membership will not automatically renew in 2018. We will remind you in December that membership for 2017 is expiring, and if you would like to resubscribe for 2018 you can do – but you don’t have to.
If I become a member of the PDF Club, is it compulsory to buy the new pattern each month?
Absolutely not! We will send you an email every month about our new pattern, but there is no obligation to purchase it if it’s not quite your thing.
Why do I have to subscribe to the mailing list?
We manage the PDF Club using Mailchimp lists and automation. Before anybody can be added to a Mailchimp mailing list, permission is required by law from the subscriber. If you choose not subscribe to the mailing list, you will not receive the emails informing you of new patterns and you will not receive your introductory welcome discount code for a free pattern of your choice.
Similarly, if you unsubscribe from the PDF Club emails, you will stop receiving new pattern announcements. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to resubscribe you to a mailing list once you have left it.
I am already subscribed to the mailing list. Do I need to subscribe again?
As long as you are using the same email address to purchase the PDF Club membership as the one you are subscribed to the mailing list with, then no. There is no need to resubscribe.
How much is PDF Club membership and how do I buy it?
PDF Club membership is £5, and can be purchased on our online shop. The £5 cost is a one-off payment and includes membership for the year of 2017. At checkout, make sure you subscribe to the mailing list (the box is already ticked). Following your purchase, you will receive three emails: two confirming your order and payment, and one welcoming you to the PDF Club. The welcome email will contain a code which will allow you to download a free PDF only pattern.
Why does my membership expire on 31st December?
PDF Club membership for 2017 expires at midnight on 31st December 2017, regardless of when you sign up. Even though you receive more value for money the earlier you join, it is still valuable to sign up as late as December as you will always receive a free PDF only pattern of your choice (worth £5 or more).
I don’t like PDFs. Is there a paper pattern club?
Unfortunately not. However we do urge you to reconsider PDF sewing patterns! They are instantly downloadable anywhere in the world, can be printed as many times as you like, and are of course, cheaper! But you might be interested in the next answer…
Do the patterns contain copyshop versions?
Yes, all new PDF patterns come with a copyshop version of the pattern, as well as the usual tiled file. If you don’t like cutting and sticking, we’ve got you covered!
What is a copyshop version?
A copyshop file is a PDF file that you can take to a professional printers and have them print it for you on A0 size paper.
I haven’t received my welcome email. When will it arrive?
Following your purchase of PDF Club Membership, it could take up to an hour to receive the welcome email. If you haven’t received it after an hour, drop us an email with your order number, and we’ll look into it for you. If you unticked the mailing list Subscribe box at the end of checkout, you won’t receive the emails.
Do you have a question regarding the PDF Club that is not answered above? Please email us with your query and we will get back to you as soon as we can.