custom print template for digital pattern making in adobe illustrator

Create a custom PDF print template to match your printer settings

Do you have issues when printing your PDF patterns? Is your sewing pattern being cut off at the edges or along the borders, preventing your patterns from matching up when you print and piece them together? No problem at all, this tutorial is exactly what you need to resolve this issue!

In this tutorial we demonstrate how to create your own branded PDF print templates for your digital sewing patterns. Including how to customise the page size or print area, set the number of PDF pages and even add your own logo.


Download the Basic Torso Block

You will Test your new custom-sized print templates with our hip-length basic torso block. It features waist shaping and a mid-shoulder front dart.
We have two options for you to choose from!

Made-to-Measure Torso Block

Draft a basic Torso block to fit your unique measurements. Create a profile, add your measurements, design your block, then download it as an SVG ePattern (sleeve included).

Torso Block Pattern Pack

Purchase and download the Torso block pattern pack from our sister site The pack contains Ai, SVG and PDF patterns in Sizes UK4 -24 (sleeve included).

Learn how to use Adobe Illustrator as a digital pattern making platform

Learn the step-by-step basics of digital pattern making in Adobe Illustrator in our short crash course. It’s your first step to producing digital sewing patterns like a pro.

Adding seam allowance

Follow this simple and handy tutorial to learn how to add seam allowance to your finished pattern in Adobe Illustrator.

Multi-page PDF patterns

Transform your finished pattern into multi-page PDF patterns in a range of paper sizes. Then save, print, share and sell your patterns online. 


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