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I would like to make extra income selling simple, low cost PDF patterns for small items like soft toys, jewelry, and purses. I need help learning how to make them and to set them up for download. I do not have pattern making software. I do have a camera/scanner/printer and OpenOffice. I would like to incorporate them into a pattern download system. So far I am at the beginning instruction stages and have not learned very much. I tried info from http://www.burdastyle.com/techniques/create-a-print-at-home-pattern-pdf and http://www.burdastyle.com/search?key=pdf+create I understand some, but It appears a bit confusing... like A4? what is it and how do you make your patterns to a scale pattern so it fits a A4.(I assume it is 4 sections? http://www.burdastyle.com/blog/convert-your-pattern-to-a-digital-pdf) If you can help on any level please email or convo.

BTW- I understand I…

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  • Joined May 6, 2012

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I would like to make extra income selling simple, low cost PDF patterns for small items like soft toys, jewelry, and purses. I need help learning how to make them and to set them up for download. I do not have pattern making software. I do have a camera/scanner/printer and OpenOffice. I would like to incorporate them into a pattern download system. So far I am at the beginning instruction stages and have not learned very much. I tried info from http://www.burdastyle.com/techniques/create-a-print-at-home-pattern-pdf and http://www.burdastyle.com/search?key=pdf+create I understand some, but It appears a bit confusing... like A4? what is it and how do you make your patterns to a scale pattern so it fits a A4.(I assume it is 4 sections? http://www.burdastyle.com/blog/convert-your-pattern-to-a-digital-pdf) If you can help on any level please email or convo.

BTW- I understand I can use Adobe products for free for 30 days. This would be helpful if I knew how to use them. Perhaps I should stick with the simple products I already have, draw the pattern on regular paper sections, scan it into jpeg / pdf (?) sections, and then what? I am still working on this.

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