Frequently Asked Questions

Looking for your new patterns? Check the 'My Downloadable Products' page in your account by clicking on the 'Login & Download' tab at the top of this page. 

1. Can I make something from one of the Bag of the Month club patterns to sell at a craft fair or in my Etsy shop?

Absolutely! You have permission (and are legally allowed) to make and sell on a home level, any of the bags from the patterns in the club.

2. Can I purchase a club membership as a Christmas or birthday gift?

Yes you can! Many friends or family members have purchased memberships for loved ones in the past and they make great gifts! Just choose the Gift Subscription listing!

3. I lost my pattern, what can I do?

Simply log into your account using the 'Login and Download' link at the top of this page. You'll find your patterns in the 'My Downloadable Products' section of your account.

4. My pattern is not printing correctly/missing pieces or pages/etc.? What am I doing wrong?

First off, please download the pattern to your computer and open using the full, free Adobe Reader. Often, when pdf patterns are opened in your browser or preview mode, it can do funny things to a pattern where pages or pattern pieces appear to be missing, things print at the incorrect size, etc. Make sure your Adobe Reader is up to date by clicking the 'help' tab in Adobe Reader, then 'Check for updates'. If you are working on an older device that won't let you update Adobe Reader, try printing in black and white.

5. My pattern pieces are not printing at the correct size. What can I do?

Most pdf patterns have a small square that you can measure after printing, to make sure that the pattern pieces printed at the correct size. If your pieces are not printing at the size that they need to be, this is a big deal! Most bags go together with very specifically-sized pattern pieces. Make sure that you opened the pattern using Adobe Reader and that your printer is set to print at 'actual size' or 'scaling none' (this will depend on your particular printer). Here is a tutorial from Emmaline Bags to help you print your pattern pages the right size: http://emmalinebags.blogspot.com/2013/04/how-to-print-your-pdf-sewing-patterns.html

6. I'm missing one of the patterns, how can I find it?

Just log into your account on the website, you can do this by clicking on 'Login and Download' in the top menu of this page, or by clicking 'Login to download your patterns' on the home page of the website. This will take you to 'My Account'. Just follow the link to 'My Downloadable Products' and you'll find your patterns there, ready and waiting for you.

7. How long is the club open for?

The first season of 2020 is the Rising Stars Edition, which runs from January to April. You can buy early bird subscriptions two weeks before the next club begins, and each club's sales will end on the last day of the club.

8. I missed signing up for the club, where can I find the patterns?

Each pattern is available for individual sale at regular price at each respective pattern designers' website 4 months after its club release.

9. Where are the hardware requirements?

Please see the Hardware page for the requirements for the upcoming patterns. Remember the patterns are a secret, but the hardware is not!

10. Why can't I download all the club patterns when the club starts?

The patterns are a secret until the 1st of each month, so you will not be able to download them until the month begins and they are released. In the Downloads section of your account you will see placeholders for the upcoming months. These will become your patterns as each new month begins. Patterns that have been released will state their title and the month they were released, e.g. The Goldfinch Clutch - January 2020.