DIYSewingAcademy

sewing tutorials & patterns

Berlin, Germany | 976 Sales on Etsy

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Announcement   The DIY Sewing Academy offers sewing patterns and tutorials for your next DIY project. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced sewer - the DIY Sewing Academy is looking forward to providing inspiration for all lovers of fresh, modern and athletic design.

After payment is received all patterns and tutorials are available for immediate download.

DIY Sewing Academy International - all tutorials are in English and German.

Here are some answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's):

How will I be able to access my digital files?
Once your payment has processed, you will be able to instantly download all files via Etsy. Here is an article from Etsy Help guiding you through the download process step by step: https://www.etsy.com/help/article/3949
Please note that there are several files to be downloaded, please download all files. There is a tutorial file in English, another tutorial file in German and pattern files.

How can I print the patterns?
Most patterns are available in two formats: A4 (US Letter) and A1/A2 (ARCH C, which is 18in x 24in or ARCH D, which is 24in x 36in). The A4 (US Letter) file can be printed on a home printer. You will have to cut and assemble the individual pages to create the pattern. The large scale format patterns can be printed in black and white at a local copy shop. Please keep in mind that all patterns should be printed at 100%.

Can I receive the tutorials and patterns via mail?
No, unfortunately we don't offer printing services. You can print the large format patterns at a local copy shop.

What if I have a question about the tutorial or pattern?
We are happy to help. Please send us a message via Etsy.

I would like to sell products that I have sewn from DIY Sewing Academy patterns. Am I allowed to do so?
DIY Sewing Academy patterns are created for personal use only. It is not allowed to use DIY Sewing Academy patterns commercially. Please contact us to learn more about licensing.

Can I order finished products from the DIY Sewing Academy?
The DIY Sewing Academy's mission is to create tutorials, patterns and DIY-Kits for people who like to sew and expand their sewing skills. We therefore are often not able to work on creating finished products. One alternative would be to ask a local seamstress to make the product for you. We are also in contact with seamstresses here in Berlin and can prepare an offer for a finished product for you. Please contact us for details.

I have an idea for the bag of my dreams. Can you create a pattern for me?
Yes, we offer custom design, prototyoing and production services. Please contact us for details.

Announcement

Last updated on May 17, 2017

The DIY Sewing Academy offers sewing patterns and tutorials for your next DIY project. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced sewer - the DIY Sewing Academy is looking forward to providing inspiration for all lovers of fresh, modern and athletic design.

After payment is received all patterns and tutorials are available for immediate download.

DIY Sewing Academy International - all tutorials are in English and German.

Here are some answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's):

How will I be able to access my digital files?
Once your payment has processed, you will be able to instantly download all files via Etsy. Here is an article from Etsy Help guiding you through the download process step by step: https://www.etsy.com/help/article/3949
Please note that there are several files to be downloaded, please download all files. There is a tutorial file in English, another tutorial file in German and pattern files.

How can I print the patterns?
Most patterns are available in two formats: A4 (US Letter) and A1/A2 (ARCH C, which is 18in x 24in or ARCH D, which is 24in x 36in). The A4 (US Letter) file can be printed on a home printer. You will have to cut and assemble the individual pages to create the pattern. The large scale format patterns can be printed in black and white at a local copy shop. Please keep in mind that all patterns should be printed at 100%.

Can I receive the tutorials and patterns via mail?
No, unfortunately we don't offer printing services. You can print the large format patterns at a local copy shop.

What if I have a question about the tutorial or pattern?
We are happy to help. Please send us a message via Etsy.

I would like to sell products that I have sewn from DIY Sewing Academy patterns. Am I allowed to do so?
DIY Sewing Academy patterns are created for personal use only. It is not allowed to use DIY Sewing Academy patterns commercially. Please contact us to learn more about licensing.

Can I order finished products from the DIY Sewing Academy?
The DIY Sewing Academy's mission is to create tutorials, patterns and DIY-Kits for people who like to sew and expand their sewing skills. We therefore are often not able to work on creating finished products. One alternative would be to ask a local seamstress to make the product for you. We are also in contact with seamstresses here in Berlin and can prepare an offer for a finished product for you. Please contact us for details.

I have an idea for the bag of my dreams. Can you create a pattern for me?
Yes, we offer custom design, prototyoing and production services. Please contact us for details.

Kasia Ehrhardt

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Kasia Ehrhardt

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The simple leather and felt backpack appears in my book on how to make your own leather bags. Unfortunately, the book is (for now?) available in German only.
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About

DIY for everyone!

As a trained architect and accessories designer I currently work as a designer, pattern- and samplemaker. For my label KSIA I create custom leather accessories but also like experimenting with other materials. Over the past few years I acquired quite a bit of knowledge and would like to share my love for DIY and sewing with everyone. Whether you are a beginner or already an advanced sewer - the DIY Sewing Academy was created to serve as a source of inspiration for fresh, modern, and sportive design.

You can see images of the design process and finished projects by graduates of the DIY Sewing Academy on this pinterest board: thttp://pinterest.com/KSIA/diy-sewing-academy/

Here is a link to my other Etsy Shop:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ksia

This is how patterns are created at the DIY Sewing Academy:

First, ideas are collected and initial sketches drawn. Then, the patterns are created by hand or on the computer. The first prototypes are often made at half-scale in paper. Changes are made to the patterns and then a second round of prototypes, this time in full scale and made of fabric, is sewn. Now, the patterns are adjusted until everything is just perfect. Once the patterns are finished, the tutorials are written and the list of materials assembled. The patterns and tutorial are then converted to pdf format and uploaded to Etsy.

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Shop members

  • Kasia Ehrhardt

    Designer & Owner

    Design is my life - as a trained architect and accessories designer I love experimenting with materials and geometries.

  • Aniko

    Assistant

    I take care of the shop while Kasia is busy taking care of her offspring. I love working with leather and getting lost in the semiotics of diverse languages.

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Last updated on Oct 18, 2016
Frequently asked questions
How will I receive the digital files?

After your payment has processed you will be able to immediately download your files via Etsy.

How can I print my pattern?

Most patterns are available in two formats. One format is intended to be printed on your home printer. You will have to cut the pages apart and assemble the pattern using tape. The pattern is also included as a large scale print and can be printed in black and white at a local copy shop. Please make sure to print at actual scale ( 100%).

Can I received a large scale printed out copy of my pattern via mail?

Yes, please contact us for more info. We can mail select patterns.

I have a question about the tutorial and pattern, can you help?

Yes, please do not hesitate to contact us!

I would like to sell products based on DIYSewingAcademy patterns. May I do so?

All patterns are intended to be private use only. Please contact us if you would like to receive more information on licensing.

Can I buy finished products directly from the DIY Sewing Academy?

We specialize in creating patterns and tutorials and are therefore usually not able to sew finished products. However, you could purchase a pattern and let a local seamstress sew a project for you. We can also put you in contact with someone who can sew for you. Please contact us for more details.

I have an idea for a special bag. Could you create a pattern for me?

Yes, we prepare custom orders. Please contact us for more info.