Frequently Asked Questions!

What is a PDF sewing pattern?

A PDF sewing pattern is a digital file that contains all the necessary information and instructions for creating a specific garment or item through sewing. These patterns are designed by individuals or companies and are distributed in a digital format, usually as PDF files.

Rivet Patterns PDF sewing patterns include:

  • Pattern Pieces: The digital file will include 8.5"x11", A4, A0, and Projector files.
  • Written Tutorial: Along with the pattern pieces, the PDF will provide detailed step-by-step instructions. These instructions include illustrations and/or photos to help clarify the sewing process.
  • Fabric Requirements: The pattern will specify the type and amount of fabric required to create the garment, including any notions like zippers, buttons, or elastic.
  • Sizing Information: Rivet Patterns PDF sewing patterns come in various sizes. The file will include a size chart or measurements guide to help you choose the right size for your body.
  • Layout and Cutting Guide: Garment patterns provide suggestions on how to lay out the pattern pieces on your fabric to minimize waste and ensure efficient cutting.
  • Notions List: This list outlines any additional materials required, such as thread, interfacing, or any specialized tools.
  • Finished Measurements: These measurements indicate the dimensions of the final garment/bag, helping you understand how the finished piece will fit.

Where can I purchase a Rivet Patterns PDF sewing pattern?

What do I need to print a Rivet Patterns PDF sewing pattern?

Well, you'll need a printer and ADOBE ACROBAT READER

Do Rivet Patterns PDF sewing patterns have layers? If so, how do I use those layers?

YES! Click the link below to learn how to use those layers and how to print your Rivet Patterns PDF sewing patterns.

How do I assemble a Rivet Patterns PDF sewing pattern?

Click the link below to learn how to assemble your Rivet Patterns PDF sewing pattern.

Are Rivet Patterns PDF sewing patterns beginner friendly?

Rivet Patterns PDF sewing patterns are appropriate for a variety of skill levels. Each pattern has been labeled with a difficulty level. However, we, at Rivet Patterns, are devoted to helping everyone achieve their sewing goals. We have sew alongs, blog posts, and video tutorials to help everyone, at any skill level, make something amazing! Additionally, you can contact or with any questions.

Can I sell items I've made with a Rivet Patterns PDF sewing pattern?

YES! We would love for you to sell the items that you make from our patterns. However, our patterns are protected by Copyright Law and you cannot sell the patterns themselves. Additionally, our patterns are not for mass produced items. They are perfect for gifts, personal use, and small sellers.

Who do I contact with my questions?

Please contact or

What is your refund policy?

Due to the nature of PDF patterns being immediate downloads from your account, patterns are nonrefundable. 

Be sure to check your account before purchasing to avoid duplicate purchases.

I'm a shop owner and I would like to sell your patterns, do you offer them wholesale?

That would be wonderful! Please contact or for assistance.

Are seam allowances included in Rivet Patterns PDF sewing patterns?

YES! There's no need to do anything extra!