Why should I sign up to the VIP Club?
As a VIP Club member, you’ll get…
- a free PDF pattern download of your choice*
- early access to a new sewing pattern every month, a whole week ahead of everyone else!
- 10% off all new sewing patterns** when they first launch
- two exclusive VIP Club sales
- early notifications of other non-VIP Club sales
- entry into our secret Facebook group, where you can be part of our fab sewing community and share your VIP Club makes
- exclusive VIP Club newsletters, packed full of exciting content!***
* excludes the patterns included in the City Break, Work To Weekend, or Summer Dreaming eBooks, and Poppy & Jazz patterns. The latest pattern will be eligible one month following the official release of the following month’s pattern, i.e you won’t be able to get January’s pattern for free until February’s pattern is out on general release.
** excludes Poppy & Jazz sewing patterns
*** Please note you MUST subscribe (or already be subscribed) to the mailing list in order to receive the VIP Club emails. Click here to sign up and make sure to click the link in the email we send in order to confirm your subscription. If you do not join our mailing list, we won’t be able to contact you about new patterns or send you your discount codes. See below for more details and FAQs.
Which patterns can I get for free when I join the VIP Club?
When you sign up to the VIP Club you receive a code to download a free PDF pattern download of your choice.*
*It does not include the patterns included in the City Break, Work To Weekend, or Summer Dreaming eBooks, and Poppy & Jazz patterns. The latest pattern will be eligible one month following the official release of the following month’s pattern, i.e you won’t be able to get January’s pattern for free until February’s pattern is out on general release.
What will I get exclusive first access to?
Membership to the VIP Club entitles you to first dibs on all patterns (excluding Poppy & Jazz patterns), but does not include first access to any other type of product, including Stitch School online classes and subscriptions or copyshop printing. We’ll give you a heads up of any general sales across the website, enabling you to plan your purchases and get in early as soon as they begin, plus two exclusive VIP Club sales!
Which patterns will I get 10% off?
You will receive 10% off all patterns during your first week of exclusivity (excluding Poppy & Jazz patterns).
If I become a member of the VIP 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.
I joined the PDF Club in a previous year. Is the VIP Club the same thing?
The VIP Club replaces the PDF Club, with newly-added benefits such as early notification of general sales across the website.
Is it a one-off payment, or a monthly, weekly or annual subscription?
Membership to the VIP Club is £10 for 2021. It is a one-off payment and you will not be charged anything further. Your membership will not automatically renew in 2022. In December 2021 we will remind you when membership for next year opens, and if you would like to rejoin for 2022 you can do – but you don’t have to and this won’t be renewed automatically.
Why does my membership expire on 31st December?
VIP Club 2021 membership expires at midnight on 31st December 2021, 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 pattern download of your choice, worth more than the membership fee.
Why do I have to subscribe to the mailing list?
We manage the VIP 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 VIP 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 VIP Club emails, you’ll need to get in touch by email.
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 VIP Club membership as the one you are subscribed to the mailing list with, then no, there is no need to resubscribe. If you are not sure, it’s always worth ticking the box at checkout anyway.
I haven’t received my welcome email. When will it arrive?
Following your purchase of VIP 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 VIP Club that is not answered above? Please email us with your query and we will get back to you as soon as we can.