Patterns that Make Sewing Simple
I'm Jen, the designer behind Tie Dye Diva sewing patterns. I started my adult life at a 12-hour-a-day desk job. There were a lot of things I didn't love about the job (did you see the 12-hour-day bit?) but a big part of the job was gathering lots of complicated information and translating it into something simple that anyone could understand. I loved that part.
So while few of my colleagues then would have expected me to become a work-from-home mother of 3 and a designer of sewing patterns, it really was a natural progression of my lifetime love of crafting and my experience distilling information.
Since 2007, I have offered downloadable sewing patterns focusing on easy-to-sew and easy-to wear classic clothing designs for baby and child. My goal is that my patterns will help you sew a beautiful garment you are proud of, while you learn something along the way to carry on to your other sewing projects. I have patterns for everyone from the absolute beginner to the more advanced seamstress, and am here to help along the way.
Besides the instant-download patterns here in my etsy shop, you can find Tie Dye Diva patterns in publications including:
- Stash Books' Hat Shop: 25 Projects to Sew, from Practical to Fascinating (Design Collective) , compiled by Susanne Woods.
- Wiley Press, Sewn Hats by Carla Hegeman Crim
- Annie's Sewing Sew Special Baby Gifts
- Annie's Sewing Trim the Tree - Christmas Ornaments to Stitch
I am also a workshop instructor on Craftsy.com.
I live in Northern California with a supportive and patient husband who never complains about having serger tails sticking to his shirt, and 3 beautiful children who are great fit models, accomplished fabric-stash refolders and enthusiastic critics of my work.
Come join me and many Tie Dye Diva patterns fans in our interactive group on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/tiedyedivapatterns/
Returns & exchanges
- Digital downloads
Frequently asked questions
Do you offer a discount on multiple-pattern purchases?
You bet! Take 15% off any purchase of $20 USD or more, automatically applied at checkout. Does not apply during sitewide sales.
How will my patterns arrive?
All our patterns are digital files in PDF format. They arrive via instant download, and the download link remains active in your Etsy account should you need to redownload at any time. You'll need Adobe Reader to view the patterns and a printer and regular (US Letter or A4) paper to print out the pattern pieces. We don't send any hard copy of the patterns.
Do you sell actual finished garments?
No, sorry! All the listings in the shop are for the downloadable sewing patterns so you can sew them yourself. I don't sell any finished items. Feel free to join our interactive Facebook group if you are looking to connect with someone who sews our patterns and might custom-sew for you. https://www.facebook.com/groups/tiedyedivapatterns/
How do you define your sewing level terms?
You'll notice that every listing includes a recommended sewing skill level.
Beginner: Has basic familiarity with sewing machine and sewing tools. Able to sew straight lines and curves. Either familiar with gathering fabric or can follow the provided instructions for gathering.
Advanced Beginner: Has completed several garment sewing projects. Able to perform slightly more difficult sewing techniques - this may mean sewing a buttonhole, matching seams precisely, finishing a raw edge of fabric with bias tape and the like.
Intermediate: Has completed many garment sewing projects. Able to perform more complex sewing techniques that use skills acquired from practice.
What body sizes do your patterns fit?
All the children's patterns are based on the body sizes provided in the chart here: http://www.tiedyedivapatterns.com/size-chart.
Under what circumstances do you offer refunds or exchanges?
If you have already downloaded your PDF pattern, I do not give any refunds or exchanges due to the non-returnable nature of digital files. In the event you need a refund before your purchase has been downloaded, or if you accidentally purchase a pattern you already own and I can verify both purchases, you can receive a refund of the purchase price or choose another pattern at the same price. If you need a one-time replacement of files purchased during or after 2013, I will do my best to replace those files for you. I am committed to your satisfaction! If ever a pattern does not meet with your expectations, please contact me and I'll be happy to assist you.
Do you have a Facebook group?
We have a wonderful group of more than 11000 Tie Dye Diva customers and fans on Facebook. To join, copy the following link, then click "Join Group" and an administrator will approve your request. http://www.facebook.com/groups/tiedyedivapatterns.
Should I use guest checkout?
Please don't use guest checkout, there is no way to recover your pattern files if you lose or don't receive the email with your download link. If you purchase with an etsy account, the download link is always there on your purchases page whenever you need it.