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Most of us know Craftsy as a great source for crafty classes on all sorts of subjects, from knitting and sewing to cooking and cake decorating. But the site also hosts a marketplace where independent designers can sell their own patterns without paying any fees, which is awesome.
If you’re a designer (knitting, crochet, sewing, quilting, jewalry, paper crafts…) and you’re not selling on Craftsy already, you should really check it out. I’m thinking about offering some patterns there once I’m finished with the book.
Selling on Craftsy
1. Make sure you have a Paypal account. All pattern transactions happen through Paypal, and Craftsy requires that you have a Student, Premier, or Business account in order to sell patterns.
2. Put your pattern in .pdf format. You can’t upload any patterns to the online pattern store unless they’re a .pdf file format, so if they’re currently saved as a Word doc, .jpg, or other file format, you must convert it to a .pdf before you upload it to Craftsy.
3. Include a photo. All patterns must have at least one photo to accompany them, but you can add up to five photos. Colorful, interesting photos tend to work the best for catching members’ eyes!
4. Fill out the pattern description. Craftsy will ask you some basic questions around your pattern making it easier for Craftsy folk to find your pattern and know what your pattern is for. Make sure you have info about your pattern handy for this step.
That’s all there is to it!
Have you ever bought or sold a pattern on Craftsy? I’d love to hear about your experience.