8. Transforming your finished pattern into Multi-page PDF sewing patterns
Paper sewing patterns are slowly becoming redundant, mainly due to the cost of commercial printing, packaging, and delivery worldwide. It is this slow transition from paper to digital that is making independent pattern companies a huge success. Now that you know how to adapt your patterns digitally, it’s time to start selling and sharing them as multi-page PDF sewing patterns. In this tutorial, we show you how to transform your finished digital ePattern into a physical product by copying and pasting it onto one of our multi-page PDF sewing pattern templates. We have a range of paper sizes to choose from: US Letter, A4, A3, A2, A1, and A0. Not only that, but we also show you how to lock your PDFs with a password, allowing printing but preventing people from editing your pattern.
1. Download the multi-page PDF templates pack and select the paper size(s) that suit your needs.
2. Copy and paste the pattern onto a PDF template.
3. Arrange the blocks by moving and rotating in order to economise printing.
4. Removing redundant pages or Artboards that do not feature pattern pieces.
5. Saving the finished layout as an Adobe Illustrator file for editing later.
6. Saving the finished layout as a multipage PDF with the option to add security.
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