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Announcement    Stylishly unique PDF sewing patterns for luxuriously handmade designs using delicate, rich and formal fabrics. The sky is the limit for embellishments!


Last updated on Nov 30, 2015

Stylishly unique PDF sewing patterns for luxuriously handmade designs using delicate, rich and formal fabrics. The sky is the limit for embellishments!



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About arkathwyn

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On Etsy since 2011

Textile creations...

A little about my self … at a very young age, the desire to design and create took hold. I was very fortunate to receive scraps of fabric from my mother’s sewing projects that allowed me to design and sew clothes for my doll. My dolls had the most fabulous selection of outfits, a wardrobe to rival a department store.

This desire continued to deepen as I grew older and I have been designing, drafting patterns & sewing for the past 35 years, professionally for the last 25 years. Creating everything from home décor to handbags to garments – everyday, formal & active wear. Each fabric seems to speak to me … I see the endless possibilities! My 5 machines & I are always busy creating!

Shoes & handbags are, what can I say, they are a deeply rooted love of mine. My earliest memories as a very, very young child were of visiting my aunt’s shoe repair business. She was so kind & graciously gave me a tour of her shop at each visit, holding my hand & describing in detail each set of shoes – the scent of leather & shoe polish, the hum of the huge machines for sewing and buffing and the neatly arranged rows of completed shoes was heaven. Another treat on those visits was being able to see & touch beautiful miniature samples of the latest shoe styles. My cousin you see worked in the shoe industry too, how I miss those times. I still can’t seem to pass by a shoe store without stopping in to browse.

On a personal level, I enjoy reading, particularly novels with historical settings. Reading of times past - glorious gowns, balls, afternoon tea, outings in the carriage, manners and etiquette - I fall right into the vivid images of the prose.

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Last updated on May 10, 2022
Welcome to Arkathwyn Designs!

Inspired quality handmade PDF patterns and goods.

There are many more designs to come, so please check back.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I will gladly assist in any way that I can.

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PDF patterns – all sales are final. Due to the nature of this type of product, there are no refunds or exchanges offered on PDF pattern purchases.

Goods – If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, please contact me within 7 days of receiving your order & we can work out the best solution. All sales are final after 7 days.

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Payment at time of purchase is required. Goods will be shipped & custom orders started upon cleared payment. Orders that are unpaid within 3 days will be cancelled.
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Goods are shipped at least twice weekly via Canada Post with delivery confirmation & insurance.

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If you require your item in a RUSH, please contact me for associated shipping cost.

International buyers, please note that accurate description of goods will be listed on the customs forms. Your package may be subject to duties/customs/brokerage/taxes, etc. and these are the buyer’s responsibility.

Delivery times will vary depending on destination.
- USA Expedited Parcel - 5 business days up to 2 weeks
- International surface - 4 to 6 weeks
Packages crossing borders may be subject to customs delays, consequently delivery times cannot be guaranteed.
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PDF patterns – you will need Adobe Reader software installed on your computer. The software can be downloaded, free of charge, from the Adobe website in the Downloads section at

If for any reason you have questions with the pattern or during your projects construction, please contact me & I will gladly assist.