Account

Creating an account is very simple. We recommend that you read our blog with step by step instructions on creating an account.

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At the top right of the screen on desktop click on "My Account". All you will need to do is enter your email and password that you signed up with.  Please note - Just because you are receiving the newsletter this does not necessarily mean you have an account.  To have an account you need to set one up on the website.

All of our designs are digital downloads. You will need an account to access these files. 

Recovering your password when you forget your password is a simple process. We have a blog with instructions

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To keep everything seperate between applique and machine embroidery. We have created 2 seperate websites. If you already have an account on swpea.com you will still need to create a new account for sewswpea.com.

Downloading

Downloading is very simple with practice. We recommend that you read our blog with step by step instructions on downloading designs. 

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Never lose the designs again, you don't have to worry about losing a physical pattern, or a have CD break and lose the design forever. You can save these designs to your computer and have them forever and if that gets lost you can come back and download again. CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR BLOG ON DOWNLOADING

Our Designs

Our instructions are in the folder called "Files and Instructions .........".

The instructions are included in PDF format.  

All our instructions come in English only.

See our video on this subject

What are the files included for?

With all our designs, we provide six files for each design or block. We use the wording “Mirrored” or “NOT Mirrored” which explains the visual layout of the PDF’s (printable pages) or SVG’s (cutting files ready for importing into cutting machine software). You will not need to use all the files but they are there available for users who want to use different applique methods.

Block 1 Layout NOT Mirrored.pdf

This file, when printed, shows the finished layout of the design and can be used for placing the cut pieces onto a background, ready-made product or onto an applique transfer sheet/mat in preparation to transfer the compiled design (when using Lite Steam-A-Seam 2).

Block # Layout Mirrored.pdf

This file, when printed, allows the user to transfer the design to the underside of a fabric background and stitch fabric pieces to the right side of the fabric using the “reverse applique” technique. This method is not very common in machine applique but some stitchers like to do it rather than using a fusible web product, as it makes the finished product softer in its handle/finish.

Block # Pattern NOT Mirrored.pdf

Printing this pdf will show all the pattern piece shapes in a finished form for people that use the “needle turned-edge” applique method. This method allows the stitcher to use the paper pattern on top of the fabric and baste stitch an additional seam to the underside of the pattern shape. There is no additional seam allowance added to our printed pattern pieces as everyone uses a different width.

NOTE:  The underlap is still included on the pattern pieces and their position is found by checking them against the printed “layout” PDF.

Block # Pattern Mirrored.pdf

This PDF is for those that cut all their individual applique pieces by hand. When using a double sided fusible web, you can transfer the shape to one side (or even print directly onto a printable web product) and then iron the piece to the underside of the selected applique fabric. This method is the most common to use when doing raw edge fusible applique.

Block # Pattern NOT Mirrored.svg

SVG files are the most common digital cutting format for use with all domestic cutting machines. This “NOT Mirrored” file is to be used to draw the finished layout design onto the right side of a background fabric in preparation to layout the cut applique pieces. Some cutting machines will require this file to be loaded into software so it can be exported as a drawing file. All cutting software can mirror an SVG file to make it ready for cutting fabric that has a fusible webbing adhered to it.

Block # Pattern Mirrored.svg

Although software is capable of editing an SVG file within the computer, machines with editing capability within them can use this “mirrored” file without going through computer software, thus making the process quicker. If pieces need to be grouped for cutting (for example, an object with a hole cut out of the middle), it is advisable to run the SVG file through computer software to ensure no movement within this sort of design element.

Click here to read how you can open a zipped folder on either a windows or mac computer. 

https://www.sweetwater.com/sweetcare/articles/how-to-zip-and-unzip-files/

All designs remain the property of Sew Sweet Pea. They may not be copied or reproduced in any way. The design files may not be sold or shared. The finished articles made with our designs may be sold .

Our current privacy policy can be read here https://swpea.com/pages/privacy-policy

The finished articles made with our designs may be sold .

However, please remember all patterns remain the property of Sew Sweet Pea. They may not be copied or reproduced in any way. The pattern files may not be sold or shared. 

A lot of techniques are replicated in many designs and instructional videos of this type can be found on the website under the "Tutorials" tab.  

We have specific instructional videos for some of our patterns.  They can be found on the relevant product page on the website if they are available.  

Additionally the links will be included in the instructions you receive where applicable.  

We have videos and blog articles, on this subject, which are available on the website under the "Tutorials" tab.

Here are links to just some of the videos available:

Cutting fabric applique pieces with a cutting machine.

https://sewswpea.com/blogs/tutorials/how-to-use-a-cutting-machine-to-cut-fabric

Printing layout on fabric using a cutting machine.

https://sewswpea.com/blogs/tutorials/printing-layout-with-a-cutting-machine

Cutting felt applique pieces using a pattern printed by a cutting machine or printer.

https://sewswpea.com/blogs/tutorials/hand-cutting-felt-applique-pieces

All our designs come as a digital download not a cd

Currency

Our website will determine where in the World you are logging in from and will change the prices shown on the website to your own Country's currency.
If this does not happen you can use the 'currency selector' on the top of the website page to choose your currency.
Your final checkout price will always show in US dollars but it will always be deducted from your actual bank account in your own currency.

Rewards Program

Click the pink button at the bottom of the website "Rewards program" and either create an account or login to your account. All the details for the rewards program are in the instructional blog. https://sewswpea.com/blogs/tutorials/rewards-program

You can earn rewards by entering your birthday and getting birthday points, referring a friend, writing reviews and making purchases. All the details for the rewards program are in the instructional blog. https://sewswpea.com/blogs/tutorials/rewards-program

All the details for the rewards program are in the instructional blog. https://sewswpea.com/blogs/tutorials/rewards-program

Sewing Questions

Making quilts is such an individual thing, there are so many variables. It is therefore impossible for us to give accurate measurements.

The easiest way for you to calculate the fabric needed is to first decide how big the quilt should be. This in itself varies between quilt makers as everyone want the quilts to hang at different lengths over their beds.

After you have worked out how big the finished quilt is to be, you need to work out how many of the blocks you will need. 

We give the fabric requirements for the blocks in the instructions, so after you work out how many finished blocks you need for the quilt you just have to multiply the number by the amount of fabric stated in the instructions.

We also have a blog article with more information here (including an example calculation):
https://swpea.me/2018/03/27/how-much-fabric-do-i-need/

Customer support

sewcustomerservice@swpea.com