Announcement Welcome to Clergy Stole Patterns by Serendipity Clergy Stoles! Please read listing descriptions before contacting me with questions. Most questions I receive are answered in the listing descriptions. If I do not respond to your question, it is not my intention to be rude -- it just means that the information you seek is probably in the listing description. If not, then look for it in my policies.
Welcome to Clergy Stole Patterns by Serendipity Clergy Stoles! Please read listing descriptions before contacting me with questions. Most questions I receive are answered in the listing descriptions. If I do not respond to your question, it is not my intention to be rude -- it just means that the information you seek is probably in the listing description. If not, then look for it in my policies.
PDF Directions (NOT a Pattern) for Western Style Deacon Stole WITH Pattern for Long Cross -- See Description
PDF DOWNLOAD--Printable Tapered Clergy Stole Pattern and Instructions -- See below for answers to your questions
PDF Directions (NOT a Pattern) for Western Style Deacon Stole -- 28 Page Booklet Over 18 Photos -- See Description
PDF DOWNLOAD --Printable Pattern and Instructions for Gothic Overlay Mitered Neck Clergy Stole -- See below for answers to your questions
PDF DOWNLOAD -- Printable Clergy Stole Pattern and Instructions for 2 Gothic Stole Designs -- See below for answers to your questions
PDF DOWNLOAD -- Printable Pattern for Communion Design and Long Cross for use on Clergy Stole -- See below for answers to your questions
PDF Directions (NOT a Pattern) for Western Style Deacon Stole WITH Pattern for Dove and Long Cross - See Description
PDF Directions (NOT a Pattern) for Byzantine Overlay Mitered Neck Style Clergy Stole - See Description
PDF DOWNLOAD-- Printable Pattern and Instructions for Tapered Clergy Stole with Two Doves -- See below for answers to your questions
Kat on May 22, 20235 out of 5 stars
Just what I needed. Thank you!
Nancy on May 5, 20235 out of 5 stars
Turned out beautiful
Susie on Apr 18, 20235 out of 5 stars
Thanks! I just needed a bit more for my quilt!
Colleen on Mar 14, 20235 out of 5 stars
Have not used it yet
Joeine on Apr 10, 20235 out of 5 stars
I really like this pattern. It's easy to understand and use.
Laverne on Apr 1, 20235 out of 5 stars
This pattern was better than expected. The instructions were easy to understand and concise.
Robin on Mar 21, 20235 out of 5 stars
This pattern was easy to print. The stole came together beautifully. Thank you! The finished piece was a perfect size and looked wonderful.
Jacque on Jan 22, 20235 out of 5 stars
This pattern was easy to follow and had helpful sewing hints.
Hannah on Jan 11, 20234 out of 5 stars
Thorough instructions, wish it included more illustrations/visuals on assembly.
Deborah on Mar 26, 20231 out of 5 stars
These directions are not clear. It would have been nice to say cut for the front and back. With that said, it would have been nice to say when to attach the front to the back. This was truly disappointing! This totally did NOT meet my expectations.
Owner, Creator, Designer
Tanja is also mom of 2 kids, and Christian Education coordinator for preschool through 5th grade. She started this business as a way to provide her own income while continuing in ministry part time at her church.
Patrick is a home educated high school student who helps his mom as shipmaster for the stole business, and as an all-round personal assistant about 6-8 hours per week.
Returns & exchanges
Frequently asked questions
Where is my pattern?
All patterns are available in PDF format only. All files will be available for download once payment is completed. You can view your purchase and download your files this way: 1) Sign in to your Etsy account. 2) Click on "You" at the top right of the page. 3) Click on "purchases and reviews." 4) Click on your pattern purchase; your files will all be there.
Specific length and width information is found within each listing. Directions for adjusting pattern length and width (when applicable) are included in the pattern instructions.
How do I cancel my pattern purchase?
I do not allow refunds on any downloaded files. If you change your mind before the files are downloaded, contact me using the Etsy conversation tool, and I will refund your money and cancel your order.
Problems with downloading or printing:
I cannot provide technical assistance with your download or with printing your files. Make sure you have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader, and then call someone you know who is good with computers.
Problems understanding directions
The price of the pattern does not include assistance with understanding the directions or making the stole. Since I have been selling stole patterns (Over 700 at the time of this update), only approximately 5% of buyers have contacted me because they did not understand the directions. Most of these questions would have been answered by reading all of the directions and studying the photos accompanying the steps. Less than 5 questions since I started selling patterns had anything to do with something that was truly unclear. All of these issues have been corrected.
What is the difficulty level of the patterns?
These are not beginning level sewing patterns. Your skills should be such that you can make a garment that does not look "home made." Sometimes experienced quilters have trouble with the pattern directions if they have never made a garment. Keep in mind that even with sewing experience, making a stole is different from more common sewing projects, so it is helpful to read the directions from start to finish before beginning.
I downloaded the directions but cannot find the pattern.
If you have ordered a Byzantine Overlay Stole, straight/cross-over stole, or any version of the Western Deacon stole instruction booklets, please note that the listing descriptions clearly state that a pattern for the stole is not included because it is easier to cut the stole with a quilter's rule and cutting mat. The number one question I receive about the Byzantine instructions is where to find the pattern.
Custom and personalized orders
All of the patterns I have available can be found in my pattern store. The plan is to add more patterns for some of my simpler designs as I have time. I keep a very full schedule of stole orders in spring and fall, and patterns take significant time to develop, so I may add one or two patterns a year, and I cannot fill custom requests.