Downloadable Printable Alphabet Patterns



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About AlphabetPatterns

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On Etsy since 2018

The Story Behind the Making of Alphabet Patterns

Several years ago, I made several church banners for my local church. People really liked them and many kept encouraging me to design, make and sell banners to other churches. So, I eventually created several designs and sold banners all over the world through my own custom website (web design being my primary business at the time) for several years.

During that time, I discovered that one of my fabric suppliers sold paper alphabet patterns which cost $10 - $20 for a set, depending on the size of the letters. I quickly realized 3 things: 1) I thought that was expensive for a paper pattern, 2) I had already created my own paper patterns which I used to create plastic stencils for use when making my banners, 3) I could create PDF files of alphabet patterns that can be printed over and over and sell them for much less than the $10 - $20 for a single set that could get worn out and then thrown out.

That's when was conceived and born. I created and sold reusable Alphabet Patterns in the form of PDF files which can be printed and used again and again. With my alphabet “epatterns”, anyone can easily and quickly create alphabet templates for tracing and cutting out letters over and over, or print the pattern for each use or whenever they need or want a fresh pattern! They are great time-savers and perfect for creating templates of letters, words and phrases for all sorts of craft projects. Simply cut out the printed letter patterns and use them as templates to trace letters onto objects, paper, fabric, wood or other craft materials. You can also use the negative cutouts as stencils for painting letters on walls, floors, fabric, tile, glass, furniture, vehicles and any other paint-able surface.

My “epatterns” became very popular among teachers and student, mothers and grandmothers, banner makers and other crafters for quilting, applique and all sorts of fabric and paper crafts. Many also purchased them for woodworking, sign making and such things as painting a name on their boat! For many years, was the only webstore I could find where you could get downloadable Alphabet Patterns in over 170 fonts and shapes and in 5 different sizes that could be printed again and again for a low cost per set, regardless of its size.

But then. . . In 2014, my career moved in another direction, away from web design, and due to the maintenance needs and overhead costs of running the website, I decided to retire the webstore in the Spring of 2018, but NOT the products. I hated the thought of putting away the patterns and decided to give Etsy a try. I only have a few fonts available here right now, but will be adding more as time goes on, with the goal of eventually having the entire collection available if all goes well.

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Frequently asked questions

What are Alphabet e-Patterns?

An Alphabet e-Pattern is a printable PDF document computer file made up of pages with the alphabet, numerals and punctuation in a specific font style.

How do I use Alphabet e-Patterns?

These printable alphabet patterns can be printed on any paper with your own printer just like you would print any other document. Cut the printed alphabet patterns out and use them as templates to trace, or use the negative cutout as a stencil, or use the paper alphabet cutouts themselves for your craft project. For example, they make great applique alphabet patterns.

How many times can I print my Alphabet e-Patterns?

The great thing about Alphabet e-Patterns is that you can use the PDF file to print the alphabet patterns for your own use as often as you need or want fresh patterns. Printing the letter patterns on card stock or heavy paper will make tracing easier and enable you to reuse the same patterns numerous times. Once printed, you can also trace them onto plastic template sheets, cut them out and use forever! Be sure to save your Alphabet e-Pattern file in a safe place.

What does the e-Pattern include?

Alphabet e-Patterns includes all 26 letters of the alphabet in upper and lower case (unless the font only has one case, which will be noted on the details page for that font), numerals 0 through 9, and punctuation.

What size are the letters in the e-patterns?

Alphabet e-Patterns come in different sizes. The size you purchase is the measurement of the uppercase letters from top to bottom. For example, a 2-inch pattern means that the uppercase letters measure 2 inches high. Save money by purchasing Value Paks which include all sizes available for a specific font.

What is a PDF file?

A PDF is a document file that you can read on your computer and print on paper with a computer printer. PDF is short for Portable Document Format, a document format developed by Adobe Systems. PDF allows online publications to appear exactly as they do in print, and uniformly from one web browser to another.

What do I need to view and print my Alphabet e-Pattern PDF document?

Viewing and printing a PDF document requires a software program called Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded free from Adobe, however most computers have Acrobat Reader already installed. If you do not have it installed, go to

How do I view and print my Alphabet e-Pattern PDF file?

To view and print the Alphabet e-Patterns, double click on the PDF file. Adobe Acrobat Reader should start automatically and you should see the document displayed on your screen. To print the alphabet patterns, go to the File menu and select Print. You can print the whole alphabet or only the pages that have the characters you need.

Why are the letters smaller than they should be when I print the PDF file?

Your patterns can print out in the wrong size if you use the page scaling option in the Adobe Acrobat Reader print dialogue box. Be sure that "None" is selected for this option.