Buying PDF sewing 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 sewing pattern printers 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.
ABC Service offer pdf sewing pattern printing from A4 to A0 sheets on 90GSM paper. Prices range from £1.45 (A4) to £4.80 (A0).
The price reduces the more you print, they also cater for sewing pattern designers looking to print in bulk – with no minimum order! You can also use code: SEWGOOD to get 20% off your first order with them as well.
Find out more here.
Fabulosew can print your sewing patterns on lightweight 20gsm paper A0 paper. Because it’s lighweight it takes up less storage space and feels more like traditional tissue printed paper. They can also stitch A4s together into A0. A single A0 page costs £2.30 plus postage.
Get more information at https://fabulosew.co.uk/
Ezeeprint can print your pdf A0 or A1 sewing patterns on high quality 80GSM paper which can be used for pinning so no tissue pattern is necessary.
You can print in black and white or colour, there is no minimum order. Prices start at £1.35 per A1 page.
Find out more by visiting their website: www.ezeeprint.co.uk
Part of Dotty Print, this company have been printing sewing patterns for designers for years and now offer their services direct to stitchers too. They can print on 40 gsm, 60 gsm or 75 gsm at no extra cost.
Their price for a single A0 print is £4.99 (including postage & VAT). There are discounts if your pattern requires more than one page, and keep an eye on their social media for offers. They also print in whatever colour your pattern comes in, black and white or colour, for the same price. They can print any length of pattern up to 10m.
Find out more about their sewing pattern printing service at https://savvysewist.co.uk/product-category/sewing-pattern-printing/
Pattern printing service for sewing industry professionals or those who sew as a hobby.
They will print your sewing patterns onto industry standard 75 gsm plain paper using high speed wide-format laser printers in either colour or black and white.
There is no minimum order quantity. You can order a single print or 1000’s of prints at fantastic low cost prices. Fast turnaround service too.
Fabric Godmother will print your PDF patterns onto A0 (copyshop) size paper. At Fabric Godmother they print onto 80gsm paper, this is a light weight paper that is thicker than a tissue paper so it will last for longer, but not too thick that is is difficult to handle. Your pattern will be printed, folded and posted to you ready to cut out, no more sticking together pages and pages of A4 sheets. £4 for an A0 pattern.
Find out more on the website here.
The Avid Seamstress now offer copy-shop printing for any A0-size digital sewing pattern. Your pattern will be printed on 50gsm/60gsm paper, and folded into a neat A5 bundle.
Prices from £4.00. Visit the website https://www.theavidseamstress.co.uk/collections/a0-sewing-pattern-printing
Using a brand new A0 plotter printer they can print your pattern onto 90g/m2 paper in colour or black and white, depending on your file format.
It’s nice and sturdy, thicker than the traditional tissue paper that sewing patterns are often printed onto, but still easy to handle if you wanted to work straight from the paper. Or if you prefer tracing, the paper is durable, so will stand the test of time.
The price is dependent on how many sheets are in your pattern file. The first sheet is £3.80 and subsequent sheets from the same file after that are an additional £1 per sheet. The price includes the A0 print out only, not the instructions.
Sewing patterns from Clickpost are printed on 80gsm paper and folded to A4 size. Delivery is to your door in robust packaging to keep your prints tidy. The sewing pattern print service is perfect for both hobbyist and commercial textile sewing services. Prices start at £2.45 for black and white printing.
PlanPrinting24 is a fast and economical way to get your sewing patterns printed. Prices start at 75p plus p&p for a single plan. Patterns can be printed in either Black & White or colour. There is a minimum order of £5.00
Print A0 on a choice of two thicknesses of paper: 80gsm standard paper (the same thickness you often get for normal A4 printer paper), or a finer and more translucent 60gsm option. Prices start at £1.60 per A0 sheet.
The price of the first A0 sheet is £3.50 with additional sheets at £1/per sheet. Your pattern will be printed in store and folded into A4 size and beautifully presented in a pattern archive storage envelope & posted out to you in a board backed envelope via flat rate postage.
A0 pattern printing on high quality 80gsm paper. Prices from £1.50 per page.
Get your pdf patterns printed on A0 sheets of paper from £2.50.
A0 pattern printing costs £3.50 for the first page and then each subsequent page from the same sewing pattern is £1. Your pattern will be printed on 75 gsm paper.
Your patterns will be printed in colour or black and white onto 80gsm paper, using a Canon A0 copy shop printer. The first sheet costs £3.50 and each additional sheet from the same pattern costs £1. Your patterns will arrive folded into an A4 board backed envelope. Pattern postage is standard £3.99 Royal Mail first class.
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.