Why should I sign up to the PDF Club?
As a PDF Club member, you get…
- access to six new PDF-only patterns a week before general release, plus 10% off during your exclusive period
- 10% off the PDF version of all new paper patterns for one week
- two PDF Club VIP sale days
- access to our new exclusive private Facebook group where you can share your PDF Club makes
- and a FREE PDF-only pattern when you join!
This year we plan to release a PDF-only pattern every other 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, Ava Skirt, Betty Dress Add-on Pack, Blossom Top, Carrie Trousers, Charlotte Dress, Chic Cape, Clara Blouse, Cora Top, Cowl Neck Dress, Ella Blouse, Emmeline Skirt, Florence Dress, Full Circle Skirt, Heather Dress, Jessie Coatigan, Juliette Blouse, Kimono Jacket, Knickers, Libby Shirt, Lily Top, Lizzie Skirt, Lucia Top, Lulu Dress, Marguerite Dress, Nancy Dress, Phoebe Dress, Poppy Playsuit, Silk Cami, Susie Blouse, Thea Dress, Tie, Tulip Skirt, Ultimate Culottes, Ultimate Pyjamas and Ultimate Wrap Dress. It does not include the five patterns included in the My Capsule Wardrobe: City Break eBook, the five patterns included in the My Capsule Wardrobe: Work To Weekend eBook, paper patterns, PDF versions of our paper patterns or Poppy & Jazz patterns. The latest PDF-only pattern will be eligible one month following its official public release.
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 (excluding our maternity pattern range and Poppy & Jazz 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 £6.50 for 2019. It is a one-off payment. You will not be charged anything further. Your membership will not automatically renew in 2020. In January 2020 we will remind you when membership for that year opens, and if you would like to resubscribe for 2020 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. If you unsubscribe yourself and would like to be added back onto the list in order to receive the PDF Club emails, you’ll need to get in touch by email.
If you’d rather not receive our other marketing emails, you can opt out of our regular Fabric Weekly newsletter and info about London classes by filling in this form.
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 £6.50, and can be purchased on our online shop. The £6.50 cost is a one-off payment and includes membership for the year of 2019. At checkout, if you are not already on our mailing list, make sure you subscribe (by ticking the check box). 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 2019 expires at midnight on 31st December 2019, 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.
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 didn’t tick the Subscribe box at the end of checkout and weren’t already subscribed to our newsletter, you won’t receive the emails. You can subscribe by filling in this form, which should trigger your emails. 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.
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.