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Where to get pdf patterns printed full size in the UK

Sewing Pattern Printers

Buying pdf patterns can allow you buy sewing patterns which are not easy to find in the UK, or from indie designers who only sell their patterns as pdfs. However the process of printing them as numerous A4 sheets, sticking them all together before you can use it takes up precious sewing time.

Thankfully several companies have sprung up recently offering the ideal solution. Using their websites you can upload your patterns and they will print them full size for you, on good quality paper which is more robust than the thin tissue paper many companies use, and post them out to you.

Their service can also be very handy for those of you who design your own patterns and want to print small quantities to sell. If that is you do make sure you check out our post on designing your own sewing patterns

A note on paper weights

Paper weight is measured in grams per sqaure metre (GSM). This means the higher the GSM the thicker the paper. Tissue paper tends to be between 10 - 35 GSM, average printer paper is 70-100GSM.  Most the printers below offer a weight between the two, so it has more stability than tissue paper, but is still a little translucent so you can see your fabric underneath for pattern placement. 

Below are the details of the British pattern printing companies we have come across, with a summary of the service they offer and a price guide. 


PLEASE NOTE - We do not print sewing patterns ourselves, please contact one of the companies below with any queries or orders. 

 

 

Netprinter Sewing ServicesNetprinter based in Plymouth

Netprinter print sewing patterns on 60GSM paper and they scale check each pattern where possible. Their standard size is up to A0 but you can contact them for a quote if you require larger.  They also offer colour printing which is ideal if you have a pattern that has multiple pattern pieces overlayed as they often do each one in a different colour. 

A0 prints cost £1.50 for black and white prints and £4 for colour prints. 

Get full details of their service here. 

 

Patternsy sewing pattern and toile printing

Patternsy

Patternsy can print your patterns on ultra light 24 GSM paper and in early 2018 they will be offering a toile service so you can get them printed onto lightweight non-woven fabric too. They are also partnering up with big brands like Colette patterns to help you get printed versions of their pdfs. 

Their A0 size prints cost £3 a metre, they don't charge for the blank space at the top or bottom of your pattern to help keep costs down. 

Visit http://patternsy.weebly.com/ for full details. 

 

 

Dotty Print

Dotty print pattern printing service

Dotty print have been printing sewing patterns for designers for years and now offer their services direct to stitchers too. They print on 80GSM smooth coated paper but can go up to 170GSM if needed. 

Their price for a single A0 print is £4.95 per metre (including postage). There are discounts if your pattern requires more than one page, for example 4 pages costs £7.95. They also print in whatever colour your pattern comes in, black and white or colour, for the same price. 

Find out more about their sewing pattern printing at http://www.dottyprint.co.uk 

Use code getsewing for a 20% discount in October 2017. 

 

Print your own sewing patternsPrint Your Pattern

Print Your Pattern are a site dedicated to the printing of pdf patterns run by dressmakers. They print on 80GSM and patterns are folded to A4 size when posted. They also scale check your patterns for you before dispatch.  They can also print US size copy shop patterns too. 

Their standard size is A0 but they can print longer on request at no extra cost. A 1 or 2 page A0 pattern costs £6.50, a 4 page A0 pattern is £9.50 and delivery is free.

Visit https://printyourpattern.com or e-mail Sarah at hello@printyourpattern.com


Printing pdf sewing patterns

Image credit : Print Your Pattern

 

 

Plan printing

Another option to consider, especially if you want to get your pattern printed locally is that many paper printing firms/copy shops offer plan printing. This is large format printing up to size A0 originally intended for architect plans which is what gives it it's name. 

One big difference between those firms and the ones mentioned above is that you may not get the scale check that several of the sewing pattern printers offer. Plus you'd need to specify that you wanted it on lighter weight paper than the standard paper. 

 

You may be interested in our design your own sewing patterns feature

How to design sewing patterns