1. What do I need to know (or tools do I have to have) to make these projects you offer?
When I write patterns and instructions for the projects on my website, I’ll assume that you have the basic sewing skills mentioned in most ‘how-to’ sewing books. I’ll also assume that you have the basic sewing tools mentioned in these books, including a sewing machine.
If I mention a technique that is a little more obscure, I’ll usually write a tutorial about it so you can refer back to it 😀
However, if you’re not familiar with a technique at all, don’t hesitate to ask for more clarification! I might make it into a tutorial so it helps out lots of people!
2. What should I do if I find a problem with your project?
I make up these projects on the fly since they’re for free, so unfortunately they don’t go through a lot of testing. If you find a problem with the project, please keep that in mind, but also don’t hesitate to contact me by commenting on the project page if it’s particularly bad. Maybe there was a miscommunication and there’s something I can do to help! Either way, I appreciate your honest feedback if you feel there’s something I can improve!
You are more than welcome to use my patterns both personally and commercially. This includes:
• Gifts for friends & family
• Personal projects for yourself
• Giveaways & fundraisers
• Making the finished project to sell online
• Making the finished project to sell at craft fairs
• Sell the .pdf & photo instructions as your own pattern
• Make the pattern to sell if it features a copyrighted character
• Use the project and pattern for mass-production
All that I ask is that you do not sell the pattern itself for profit ^-^ People can get it free here anyway, so that would be silly! If you do use my finished project to sell online, I would greatly appreciate if you could credit me in your listing. A simple link to http://www.cholyknight.com is fine, just as a way of saying thanks.
4. How do I put together your paper patterns?
Easy! I have a whole tutorial set up here!
5. What about patterns from your books?
My publisher owns the copyright to the actual pattern outlines, instructions, and photographs used to make the projects. But anything you make yourself belongs to you and is yours to sell. We always encourage readers to do something different with the patterns and come up with your own creations though!