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 DOWNLOAD-- Printable Pattern and Instructions for Tapered Clergy Stole with Two Doves -- See below for answers to your questions
PDF DOWNLOAD--Printable Tapered Clergy Stole Pattern and Instructions -- See below for answers to your questions
PDF Directions (NOT a Pattern) for Byzantine Overlay Mitered Neck Style Clergy Stole - See Description
PDF DOWNLOAD --Printable Pattern and Instructions for Gothic Overlay Mitered Neck Clergy Stole -- See below for answers to your questions
PDF Directions (NOT a Pattern) for Western Style Deacon Stole WITH Pattern for Long Cross -- See Description
PDF Directions (NOT a Pattern) for Straight Clergy Stole or Cross-Over Deacon Stole with Cross -- See Description
PDF Directions (NOT a Pattern) for Western Style Deacon Stole -- 28 Page Booklet Over 18 Photos -- See Description
PDF Directions (NOT a Pattern) for Western Style Deacon Stole WITH Pattern for Dove and Long Cross - See Description
PDF DOWNLOAD -- Printable Pattern for Communion Design and Long Cross for use on Clergy Stole -- See below for answers to your questions
Joy on Jun 23, 20225 out of 5 stars
Excellent pattern! My first time using the pattern I needed to read and reread the instructions but now that I have figured them out I expect the second stole I am working on now will come together much more quickly.
Laura on Jun 13, 20225 out of 5 stars
Perfect for our needs! Glad it was downloadable as our deadline looms. Thank you!!!
Laddie on May 31, 20225 out of 5 stars
easy to follow the pattern
Edy on May 19, 20225 out of 5 stars
Excellent, niece loved her graduation stole I made from this pattern, she got a lot of compliments.
Colleen on May 13, 20225 out of 5 stars
Needed a pattern for the neck part. Very good
Loretta on May 29, 20225 out of 5 stars
Have not done the sewing yet, but I expect good results.
Nancy on May 27, 20225 out of 5 stars
Includes excellent instructions and tips.
Carol on May 23, 20225 out of 5 stars
I have needed this pattern for some time! Looking forward to using it. I have looked at the pattern and the instructions. This is wonderful!
Florence on May 23, 20225 out of 5 stars
I found exactly what I was looking for in this pattern. She has written detailed instructions with good photos to reinforce her directions. I was able to deliver a quality, professional stole to my friend, she was delighted. Would definitely purchase here again.
Carrie on May 17, 20225 out of 5 stars
Great product! Thank you
Serendipity Clergy Stoles sold its first stole June 30, 2008. More than 1000 stoles later, I have quite a collection of patterns I have designed myself. I began selling stole patterns in the fall of 2012; since then I have been able to engineer all of my stole patterns for PDF download. I offer three different pulpit stole patterns and a pattern for a Western-style deacon stole. At the end of 2013 I opened this store so that I could keep my pattern sales separate from my pattern sales and free up a shop category for stoles. In the future I hope to begin offering patterns for some of the simple designs that I use on the stoles I sell.
Creating a pattern for sale requires more work than you think. As an experienced technical writer, I put a lot of care into writing directions and taking step by step photographs.. After scanning in the pattern images, I print them all out and test them to make sure that they are as nearly exact to the original as possible. One pattern can take up to 2 days or more to produce.
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
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
I accept returns I do not accept returns
I accept exchanges I do not accept exchanges
I accept cancellations I do not accept cancellations
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
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.