Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Buying e-Patterns

I resisted buying e-Patterns. I still prefer hard copy pattern books. For Christmas my husband purchased the Star Wars Collection Ami Patterns and the Loony for Looms patterns, paid, downloaded, and delivered them to me. I had asked for both because I knew he would deal better with managing the paying, downloading, getting the code, and printing. Still I resisted the concept of buying my patterns this way.

Then the story I discussed yesterday about Mary Maxim happened. Some of patterns were only e-Patterns and even those that were not did not have traditional pattern books. When I had purchased the doll patterns previously, they had been folded paper copies in a plastic envelope, hardly worth the additional shipping costs. Therefore, this past weekend I ventured into the world of e-patterns and purchased a set of Maggie's Crochet patterns over the Internet. Not earth shattering I realize. However, it was conquering my resistance to an issue. I successfully ordered, paid, and with my husband's assistance downloaded the patterns. When the code arrived, I was able to print my patterns. This was much quicker than waiting a few weeks for the order to arrive and as I mentioned since the patterns are not in book format, not much different from what I would have received by mail. I will still buy books when available. However, I think I will start buying the paper patterns over the Internet to save my shipping costs. Ultimately, I still have to pay for ink and paper. However, I still think there is savings and convenience.

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Nicole Ireland said...

Every little bit that you can save definitely helps.

Daisy said...

I like both hard copy patterns and epatterns. I agree with you that I like to have a hard copy of my patterns and often, when I buy an epattern, I print an extra to put in a pattern book. I have a copy machine so I can copy as many as I want.

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