If your question is about the sizes, the different levels or our pdf patterns, you should visit those pages:
What do the different level mean ?
What is included in the pdf patterns?
Our pdfs patterns contain the pattern in different formats (see the list below), instructions in English and in French.
All our pdf patterns are in the following formats:
- A4 and US letter – print at home
- A0 – print at a copyshop
Some of our more recent patterns also contain the pattern in A3.
For any question on our pdf patterns, please visit the dedicated page.
What is included in the paper patterns?
The printed versions of each pattern are enclosed in a beautiful golden envelope along with the step-by-step instructions booklet. If you order on our website, we send you an “I AM HANDMADE WITH LOVE” label to be sewn onto your finished garment.
Are seam allowance included?
Yes. All our patterns include seam allowances.
Do the pattern pieces overlap?
The pattern pieces of the pdf versions don’t overlap.
On most of our paper patterns the pieces overlap with each other. You will then have to trace the pattern.
The pattern pieces of the following paper patterns don’t overlap: Malo, Gaïa, Victoria, Osiris, Roméo, Juliette, Charlotte, Chouette, Vénus and Pan. For those ones you will just have to cut your size.
I just started sewing, which patterns, would you recommend?
We recommend you start with the I AM Cassiopée dress, the I AM Mimosa cape or the I AM Pan top. The I AM Malo skirt will be perfect for your next project too. If you want a pattern to start sewing stretch fabrics, you can choose, the I AM Apollon sweatshirt (available for men and women) or the Milor T-shirt (for men only).
Which size should I sew?
For any question about sizing, please visit our dedicated page.
I can’t find the email containing the download links for my pdf patterns, what should I do?
The pdf patterns are sent automatically by email so if you can’t see it immediately in your inbox, check your spam folder. If you still can’t find it, you can download it via your account on iampatterns.fr. Your patterns will always be available at any time on your account.
To retrieve a pdf pattern, follow these simple steps
- Log in to your account
- Click on Downloads
- The list of all available downloads appears
- Click on the black button featuring the name of the pdf pattern you want to download. It will download automatically.
How to make sure I print my pdf pattern at the right scale?
To make sure to print your pattern at the right scale, you have to print the first page at a scale of 100% or “actual size”. Then measure the square test. If it measures 10cm x10cm, then you can print the rest of the pattern with these settings. If it is not, make sure to review your printer’s settings. Please note that once the pattern is printed, you’ll still have white edges that you will need to trim to assemble everything.
For any questions regarding pdf patterns, please visit the dedicated page.
I have printed my pattern but I still have white edges, is it normal?
Yes, once the pattern is printed, you’ll still have white edges that you will need to trim to assemble everything.
For it to be as precise as possible cut on the outside of the black lines. Then you need to follow the layout plan of the pattern and make the dots match. They will help you to keep everything aligned.
For any questions regarding pdf patterns, please visit the dedicated page.
What to do if I find an error on one of your patterns?
We take a lot of care when developing and testing our patterns before making them available for purchase but if you find an error, don’t hesitate to contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can look into it.
Where can I find the free patterns you have made in collaboration with magazines and blogs?
I AM works a lot with magazines like Marie Claire Idées and Passion Création Couture to develop free downloadable patterns. To find those, visit the dedicated Press page. Please note most of the instructions are not available in English.
Can I share or resell the patterns from I AM Patterns?
No. For both the printed versions as well as the pdf versions, you cannot share nor sell the patterns.
If you wish to become an official wholesaler, please contact us at email@example.com.
Can I sell the garments I made from your patterns?
No. All the garments made from our patterns are for personal use only.
Can I buy the clothes you make?
Unfortunately not. I AM exists to help everyone sew their own clothes. It’s then for you to make them as you want them. Go on, try, you’d love it.
I have bought one of your books, where can I find the patterns?
You will find the patterns for all of Marie-Emilienne Viollet’s book on the blog.
Which payment methods do you offer?
To order safely on iampatterns.fr, you can either pay by bank card using PayPlug or by PayPal. Those two means of payments are secured and you can choose to use a Visa, Mastercard, American Express cards.
Are taxes included?
Yes, all taxes are included. Note that if you change the country of delivery at checkout the taxes might be updated then.
Can I pay by bank transfer?
We do not accept bank transfers.
Delivery and returns
When will my order be sent?
We send all orders within 3 working days. You receive an automated email with a tracking link once the parcel has been sent.
How much does shipping cost?
The cost of shipping is calculated automatically when you add products. Please note that you will have to be logged in in order to get an accurate price for shipping.
What is the service used to send the products?
We send all our parcels via a tracked service from La Poste, the French postal services (laposte.fr).
Once the parcel is sent, how long does it take to reach me?
It will depend on where you live. We send all our products via a tracked service by the French postal services (La Poste). Once the parcel is in their hands, the shipping time varies. For France, you’ll have to count 2 to 3 days. For Europe it takes up to 5 days and for the rest of the world it can take up to 10 days.
Can I track my parcel?
Yes. We send all the orders using a tracked service from La Poste. Once the parcel is out of our premises, you receive an automated email with a tracking link.
Can I return my order?
As we send the pdf patterns automatically after purchase, we do not accept returns or exchanges on pdf patterns.
You can return your printed patterns no later than 14 days after receiving your order. All the items returned to us should be sent back in perfect condition, not opened and not deteriorated.
If it meets those requirements we will proceed to a refund or an exchange.
All postage costs are at the customer’s charge.
How to return a printed pattern?
To return a product, please follow this procedure:
Send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the product you’d like to return and the order reference.
We will give you the address to which you need to send it back. Please make sure to confirm if you’d like a reimbursement or an exchange.
Note that all the shipping costs are at the customer’s charge.
Can I return a pdf pattern?
As we send them automatically after purchase, we do not accept returns or exchanges on pdf patterns.
Can I exchange a product for another one?
Yes you can. All the shipping costs to return the pattern and to send the new pattern are at your charge.
Wholesale and sewing studios
I have a shop and/or an e-shop and I would like to add your patterns to my offering, what should I do?
We would be delighted to count you amongst our wholesalers. Send us an email at email@example.com and we will send you the conditions.
I offer sewing workshops and I would love to teach one of more of your patterns, is it possible?
Yes, it is possible. We ask you to buy one pattern per participant. To facilitate this, we offer a discount to all sewing schools and studios that want to propose our patterns to their students. For this, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will give you more information.