PDF patterns - You may teach a class using my PDF patterns only if each individual student has purchased their own copy of the PDF pattern from me, in advance of the class taking place. No permission is given for anyone to print copies of my patterns for teaching/sharing or selling.
Printed pattern booklets - These are available for shops/teachers to purchase directly from me for the benefit of teaching classes. Shops/teachers may contact me here for order enquiries. You are then permitted to teach a class as long as each individual student has purchased one of these professionally printed pattern booklets from you in advance. This applies to in-person classes only (a class where everyone attends a physical location - not online.)
Book patterns - Teaching patterns from my books is fine as long as each individual student has purchased a copy of the book in advance. This applies to in-person classes only.
In all circumstances - the name of the class must be exactly the same as the pattern name (for example - Zip Up Tray Pouch class) and it must be made explicitly clear when selling/teaching the class that the pattern is by Aneela Hoey.
No permission is granted for online classes of any kind - I strictly do not permit any form of online class or tutorial using my patterns. This includes but is not limited to any of the following - online classes, zoom classes, live streams, video tutorials, blog tutorials, social media posts, Reels, Instagram live, Facebook live etc.
This rule applies whether the shop/teacher is intending to teach a complete pattern or only parts of the construction.
This rule applies whether the content is planned to be viewed publicly or privately.
No. I do not permit online classes of any kind. If a class can no longer go ahead due to the pandemic, this will need to be postponed until restrictions are lifted.
Yes, most of my new patterns are available in professionally printed booklet form for shops to purchase wholesale. You can contact me here for order enquiries.
No, I only offer the printed booklet version wholesale (see answer above for how to order).
Under no circumstances is anyone permitted to print their own copies of my patterns for selling, teaching or sharing in any form.
The answer depends on whether you are asking about my PDF/printed booklet or book patterns -
PDF or Printed Booklet patterns - I’m happy for you to sell items made using my stand alone patterns, as long as the following two conditions are met -
1 - You list the item with exactly the same name as the pattern. For example as ‘Zip Up Tray Pouch’ if that was the pattern used. This also applies when you are posting informally on Instagram/Facebook etc. about new items you have made and are intending to sell.
2 - You include the information that you used ‘xxx pattern by Aneela Hoey’ clearly visible on the main description page of the listing (if selling online) or on a tag/label (if selling in person at a craft show etc.)
Please note that these rules still apply if you change details such as size or features. You are then fine to make and sell items as long as you are a small scale craft business. Commercial production is not permitted.
Book patterns - For items made from my book patterns, there are different rules concerning copyright as set out by the publisher. If you wish to sell items made from those, you will need to seek permission in writing from the publisher Stash Books (C&T Publishing).
No. I expressly do not give my permission for anyone to create any form of video or online post (such as a blog tutorial or Instagram post/s) or in print article detailing how to make any of my patterns. This rule applies whether you are asking about a complete pattern or only parts of the construction.
The download email is automatically sent to the email address you entered on Payhip, shortly after purchase. If you don't see it in your email inbox, check your junk folder. The sender of the email you are looking for is Payhip.
All payments for patterns are processed through Paypal. While making the transaction, you will have the option of using either your Paypal balance or a card instead. If you have any queries about payment options, you need to contact Paypal directly with these.
Yes. My patterns are available wherever you are based. Prices are listed in British pounds; During payment process, price will be converted for you showing cost in your local currency.
No, all patterns are available to purchase through Payhip only.
Yes, you can find it here.
No, all patterns are available in English language only.
All measurements in my patterns are in US/Imperial - listed in inches/yards.
The dimensions for the binding square are listed under Material Requirements. You can find this on Page 3 (PDF pattern) or on the back cover (printed pattern). The size you need is a 9" x 9" square of fabric.
All my patterns have full detailed instructions to make the project as long as you follow the directions methodically, step by step and have an intermediate skill level. If you need additional help, you might wish to consider taking a class. This is the best way for someone to see what you are seeing and pinpoint where you are going wrong. If you can't find a class near you, ask your favourite local quilt shop to consider running one. They can get in touch with me for details of how to go about this.
I would recommend starting with the following list -
Speedy Vinyl Pouches
Twice As Nice Pouch
In A Flap Pouches
Go Easy Tote
Foldover Mini Pouches
An intermediate skill level means you have all the following-
- Good experience of making 3 dimensional constructed sewing projects
- Good experience of a wide variety of construction techniques
- Are competent sewing a wide variety of different interfacings including heavyweight and foam
- Can insert zippers - both closed end and separating
- Can insert snaps using a snap setter
- Are competent sewing clear vinyl in projects
- Work slowly and methodically, taking time over each step
- Recognise that skill building involves making mistakes and learning from these
Zippers are an integral part of many pouch projects and I recommend using the highest quality you can find. For best results use the correct size of zipper as instructed in the pattern. You can select one with either metal or nylon teeth. My favourite kind are those made by YKK with metal teeth and donut shaped pulls - these give a polished finish to any project. I do not recommend by the yard types of zipper or those with plastic teeth.
The zipper measurement I give in a pattern refers to the length of the zipper teeth only - that is the metal/nylon part of the zipper. When a zipper is closed, this is the measurement from the top of the zipper pull to the bottom of the bottom stop. If you have my book Stitched Sewing Organizers you can find illustrations for this in the Sewing Basics section of the book.
I always recommend using the correct size zipper for my patterns. This makes the project less fiddly and leads to a better end result. If you still wish to trim and are using a closed end zipper with nylon teeth, you can find directions for cutting down the size in the Sewing Basics section of my book Stitched Sewing Organizers. I don't recommend cutting down a zipper with metal teeth.
I buy most of the interfacing and vinyl for my projects from Sew Hot (in the UK). They have a full and varied range available.
If you are outside of the UK, the best option would be to do an online search for the specific product you are looking for.
I buy most of my zippers (both separating/open end and closed end) from -
Needled Boutique (UK)
The following are the products I buy, use and recommend -
Woven interfacing - Pellon SF101 or Vilene G700
Heavyweight double sided fusible interfacing* - Pellon 72F or Fast2Fuse Heavyweight (C&T)
Heavyweight one sided fusible interfacing* - Pellon 71F
Fusible fleece - Vilene H630 or Pellon 987F
Fusible fleece (high loft) - Vilene H640
Foam stabilizer - By Annie Soft And Stable
Clear vinyl - By Annie Premium Clear Vinyl or C&T Premium Clear Vinyl
*Heavyweight Interfacing is a very stiff interfacing, around 1/16" in thickness. It is robust, flexible and can be sewn through. Product information should describe it as being suitable for making fabric bowls or cap peaks. There are three varieties available - non fusible, one-sided fusible and double-sided fusible. It is essential to purchase the correct variety as stated in the pattern. The brands above are the only ones I have found to work well and personally use. I don’t recommend substituting foam (or anything else) as a replacement. Please note that heavyweight dressmaking interfacing is a completely different product and will not work as a substitute.
My book has the patterns listed below included. A few of the book patterns are updated versions of older PDF patterns, for these I have noted the older PDF versions alongside in brackets. The updates include alternative construction, different layouts/sizes and additional pockets.
Patterns in Stitched Sewing Organizers
Needle Book Plus
Handy Fold-Up Pouch (updated version of Foldover Mini Pouch PDF pattern)
Covered Tape Measure
Green Tomato Pincushion
Fold-Up Sewing Folio (updated version of Foldover Sewing Pouch PDF pattern)
Book And Tool Folio (updated version of Project Book Pouch PDF pattern)
See It All Pouch
Boxy Pocket Pouch
Big Zip Pouch
Fabric Boxes (updated version of Nesting Boxes PDF pattern)
Sliding Box (updated version of Pull Out Boxes PDF pattern)
Most of my patterns were written after I wrote my book and are not included, these are listed below for clarity. I have no plans to include these in future books.
Patterns not included in Stitched Sewing Organizers
Zip Up Tray Pouch
Open Out Box Pouch
Boxy Clear Pouch
Inside Outside Pouch
All In One Box Pouch
Zippered Basket Pouch
Double Zip Box Pouch
Just In Case Pouch
Make And Go Pouch
Pop Open Pouch
Flip Pocket Folio
Twice As Nice Pouch
Kit Supply Tote
Side Saddle Pouch
3 In 1 Pouch
Speedy Vinyl Pouches
4 Pocket Case
Hold It All Pouch
Double Pocket Pouch
In A Flap Pouches
Go Easy Tote
Magic Stars Quilt
- Always read through all the instructions at least once before beginning. Do this before cutting any fabric. This will give you a good overview of how the pattern will take shape.
- Always use the correct materials. If the pattern says quilting cotton, don't be tempted to substitute recycled denim or vintage tea towels.
- Use any recommended interfacings as specified in the pattern.
- Always use good quality sewing vinyl. Cheap vinyl tends to bunch up, slide around and tear as you sew and is best avoided for a stress free experience.
- Read and follow each step in turn. Don't just follow the diagrams!
- Don't be tempted to skip steps such as basting. Each step is included intentionally and only where necessary.
- Don't rush through a pattern. Take your time to enjoy learning and perfecting your skills. This will also make mistakes less likely.
- Know that making mistakes is all part of the experience. Everybody gets the seam ripper out once in a while!
The easiest way to find stockists of my current or forthcoming fabric lines is to do an online search. You can also contact your favourite fabric store/s to find out if they are carrying my lines or have any on order. If you would like to see your favourite fabric shop stock my lines, let them know!