Frequently Asked Questions


PDF Patterns

I have paid for my PDF pattern but have not received a link to download it. Where is it?

PDF Patterns should be readily available via a download button after placing your order. An email may also arrive with a link to download the free sewing patterns.


I have not received an email for my PDF Patterns. Why?

Most often, a spelling error in the email address or an old/deactivated email will result in non-delivery of our PDF Patterns via email. If you cannot find the confirmation email for your purchase, please contact us to inquire.


Where can I find the free PDF sewing patterns?

The free PDF sewing patterns we offer can be accessed by signing up for our newsletter, which also provides early access to sewing patterns & tutorials and exclusive pre-releases. 


What sizes come in your PDFs?

The PDFs include all the sizes available.


How do I use your PDFs?

A4 Pattern PDFs can be printed at home on A4/Letter Size paper. Large format pattern PDFs can be viewed on your computer and then printed to true to size. Large format patterns will require a large format printer. The print size is written in the file name and on the pattern in the notes section.


The print shop is asking for copyright permission, what do I do?

If you are trying to have the sewing patterns printed at a copy and print shop and are refused due to fear of copyright infringement, please refer the printer to the following statement: 

The Glory Allan PDF patterns may be printed by any copy and print centre for personal use only.  Multiple copies (for personal use) are allowed. 

More information available here.


Paper Patterns

What kind of paper are the patterns made of?

Our paper patterns are printed on Lightweight Translucent Paper (17lb Bond / 64 GSM).


How are Paper Patterns shipped?

Paper Patterns are folded and shipped in large, Stayflat shipping envelopes.


How do I use the sewing Paper Pattern?

The proper way to use a sewing pattern is to trace your size with tracing paper and a marker. Then transfer that size using a tracing wheel to craft paper and cut out your panels. Alternatively, you can cut the paper pattern directly, though you will lose the ability to make other sizes. More information can be found here: 

The Proper Way to Use Sewing Patterns (YouTube)


Do Paper Patterns come with an instruction booklet?

Currently, our patterns do not come with an instruction booklet. All products are video tutorial only.


DIY Sewing Kits

What comes in the DIY Sewing Kits?

Each DIY Sewing Kit comes with the paper pattern, fabric and accessories necessary to complete 1 garment or accessory. Matching colored thread is available as an add-on.


How do I purchase my size in the DIY Sewing Kits?

Each DIY Sewing Kit comes with enough fabric for the full range of sizes available for that project. Sizes are exact - measuring your body's dimensions is highly recommended when choosing your size.


Do the DIY Kits and Paper Patterns come with a PDF?

DIY Kits and Paper Patterns do not come with the corresponding PDF Pattern. However, you may choose to purchase the PDF with your DIY Kit or Paper Pattern as an option.


Do I need to pre-wash my fabric before sewing?

Yes, please pre-wash all fabrics in your DIY Kit before sewing. We recommend unfolding the fabric, avoiding overcrowding in the machine, and washing with the same settings as you would with the final product.


Do DIY Kits come with an instruction booklet?

Currently, our DIY kits do not come with an instruction booklet. All products are video tutorial only.


What is the difference between Poly Cotton Twill and 100% Cotton Twill?

If you're caught between Poly Cotton Twill or 100% Cotton for a DIY Kit, here are some differences:

  • 100% Cotton is all natural whereas Poly Cotton is a polyester and cotton mixed fabric
  • 100% Cotton is more breathable and gets softer with more use
  • Poly Cotton tends to be stiffer and more durable & tear-resistant
  • 100% Cotton tends to shrink after washing whereas Poly Cotton holds its shape well

Choosing the Right Fabric: 100% Cotton vs. Poly Cotton


Shipping, Currency and Returns

How much will shipping cost?

Shipping options will be provided at checkout depending on the weight of your order.


How long does shipping take?

We ship orders out twice per week, so please allow 2-3 business days for processing.

Shipping times:

  • North America - 3 to 8 days

  • International / APC Tracking - 4 to 21 days


Can I purchase in CAD or other currencies?

Items are only available in USD.


Can I return a Paper Pattern or DIY Sewing Kit?

All Paper Patterns and DIY Sewing Kits are final sale.