Here’s an overview of how Craftsy Patterns works for designers:
Free, Fast, and Easy to List and Sell
Craftsy does not charge designers any fees or commissions to sell their patterns; it’s completely free. As for listing patterns, all you need is your pattern in PDF format, information about the pattern, photos of what the pattern is for, and a PayPal account. It’s a simple and fast process, which you can read more about here. We’ve also put together some helpful tips on how to best present and market your patterns, which you can read here.
All transactions for patterns are done via PayPal. Again, Craftsy charges no fees, and nor do we take any commissions. Thus, we do not handle any of the financial transactions. PayPal, however, is a widely used service that allows customers to use their checking accounts and/or credit cards. If you do not already have a PayPal account, consider the different account types (which you can review here). Some account types may charge more fees, while others may limit how much money you can receive in a given timeframe. Again, any fees that are assessed are those of PayPal, not Craftsy.
No Need to Send Your Pattern
We host your pattern (in PDF format) on our site. Your customers download the pattern directly from Craftsy after they’ve paid. That means you never have to worry about running to the post office to your patterns!
Here’s an overview of how Craftsy Patterns works for pattern customers:
Quick and Simple to Browse and Buy
Just as it’s free for designers to sell their patterns on Craftsy, it’s free for customers to browse the patters. In order to buy a pattern, you need only be a Craftsy member (which simply means you register your email address), and have a PayPal account.
Coming soon! Leave Reviews and Post Your Pictures
Soon, you'll also be able to help other customers by leaving your feedback! After you’ve completed your pattern, you will be able to upload a picture and leave reviews. Remember, it’s a community, and your fellow Craftsy members would love to know what you think!