Common Questions


How do I know what size to order?
The patterns include all sizes from XS to XXL, and a few include plus sizes. Refer to the measurement charts here to determine your size.

I love your patterns! How can I automatically order new patterns?
We have a great auto-ship program. You can find more information here.


Should I pre-wash my fabric? How do I care for garments after they've been sewn?
The Sewing Workshop hesitates to dictate how to treat a fabric because every fabric behaves differently. But generally, every fabric is washable. To determine whether you like the results of washing your fabric, cut off a 4” square from one corner of the piece, and wash and dry it. If you like it, then continue to wash the garment, if you don’t, then put it in the category of a dry-clean garment.
Linda Lee’s personal fabric care concept:
I rarely wash any fabric. While I might pre-wash a fabric, I still dry clean most of my finished garments. I think they look better and last longer.

Do you send fabric samples?
Please give us your mailing address and we will be happy to send one or more samples.

How do I know the width and fiber content of a fabric?
Each product details the width and fiber content, along with the price per half yard, full yard and additional design information to help you with your purchase.

My pattern requires 2½ yards of fabric. Do you offer specific yardage?
Yes! We offer fabrics by the full and half yard(s). If you have more specific yardage requirements, please call with your order, 800-466-1599.


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Do you ship internationally?
Yes! See Shipping + Returns for more details here.

What are your shipping costs and delivery times?
We pride ourselves on our quick delivery but we can't always ship at lightning speed! Please be patient during holidays, website sales or employee vacations.  
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Downloading Sew Confident! & ePatterns

Your ePatterns and Sew Confident! files are yours to keep! Download files multiple times, keep each file on your hard drive, print out or store on your portable device. You can always access each file using your Sewing Workshop account. Each file is stored under Your Account. Most recent order seen first.

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Wholesale Inquiries

Join the Sewing Workshop team and sell our patterns in your fabric store! Download a Wholesale Order Form here.

How do I place a Wholesale Order?

You can place orders via phone, fax or email. Unfortunately, we no longer take wholesale orders online.

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