Are seam allowances included?
Yes, we've included a general 1cm allowance to all patterns. Whenever the seam allowance is different on a particular edge, it will be explicitly specified on the pattern itself. Please make sure to read the patterns very carefully along with the instruction booklet provided.
What language are your patterns in?
How difficult are your patterns to sew?
The difficulty level is specified on the top left section of the instruction booklet's cover page. This section is visible from the clear front of our packaging. The difficulty levels go from beginner, intermediate, to advanced. Beginner instructions cater to simple or sometimes even "cheat" methods. If you are more advanced or have a specific way of doing things, feel free to do so.
What is your current size range?
We typically draft our patterns starting from a Men's UK 36 (Medium). This is then graded up and down several sizes to arrive at XS-XL. Some patterns are also engineered to be oversized so please read the size chart in the instruction booklet carefully.
If our size chart currently excludes you, please accept our sincerest apologies. It was not our intention but we are working very hard to expand our business so that one day we are not limited in the offerings we can make. If you would like to continue with us on our humble journey, subscribe to our newsletter. We'll keep you up to date on everything new we're working on.
What height do you draft for?
Our first fit model is of Asian decent at 5'7 feet tall and has shorter limbs. Our second fit model is Caucasian at 6'1 feet tall with longer limbs. We fit for these two different body types and try to cater the proportions of our clothes at a happy middle point. If you would like to edit the proportions to cater for your specific body type, we include lengthening and shortening lines on our patterns.
How do I know which patterns are for men or for women?
Who cares. Where what you want, dress how you like, and never compromise.
What type of paper are you patterns printed on?
Most of our paper collateral is printed on recycled 80GSM white paper. We believe this paper stock is much easier to handle than conventional tissue paper patterns.
Do you sell any PDF patterns?
We do not sell our main patterns as PDF downloads. This is to mitigate illegal duplication and distribution of our patterns. However, we may offer some FREE patterns as PDF downloads on occasion.
SHIPPING & RETURNS
How much is shipping? How long will it take?
You can read information on these topics on our Shipping & Returns page.
Can I sell the clothes I make with your patterns?
You can only sell the clothes on a limited basis if written permission was granted to you by Crafted Matter prior to production. You may not use our patterns to sell finished clothes if the capacity at which you intend to produce is at mass and requires third-party, large scale manufacturing.
On the rare occasion that we do grant permission, you must cite credit to our patterns on your website or product listing.
Can I just edit your patterns and sell the clothes I make?
Absolutely not. You may not use our patterns as a base or modify our patterns for resale in any way, shape, or form.
I teach people how to sew. Can I use your patterns for my class?
We would love that! However, each student will need to purchase a new copy of our patterns for their own (no tracing allowed). So please reach out to us on our Contact page and we can help you get a wholesale discount. Looking forward to hearing from you.
I have an Etsy store. Can I order wholesale from you to sell on my store?
We are currently only accepting stockists and retailers with either brick and mortar stores or an e-commerce store with an original website domain.
How do I start a wholesale account?
It's simple, just shoot as an email and tell us a little bit about yourself and your store. You can reach us through our Contact page or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What is your MOQ for wholesale?
Our minimum order quantity is 10 units in any combination of our available sewing pattern styles.
What is your wholesale rate?
50% the original retail price.
PRICING & TAXES
What currency is your pricing in?
The price for products, delivery and other charges shown are in Australian dollars (AUD) and includes GST where applicable and unless specified otherwise. The price for Products are subject to change without notice at Crafted Matter’s sole discretion.
I don't live in Australia, will I still be taxed?