E-Patterns Hit or Miss?

It’s my favorite time of the week, Hit or Miss time?  As most of you know creating an E-Pattern has taken over my life.  I’ve spent several weeks trying to figure out the Adobe (InDesign) program, and then I gave Adobe Illustrator a try.  As I watched the videos and discovered all of the great things that Adobe could create, I tried to put it into actions.  This for me was a massive fail.  I think a hands on training class would be best for me.

So I put my Microsoft Publisher to the test and discovered that most of the great things I wanted to create in the Adobe applications I could accomplish in Publisher.   This was a great relief, because now I can actually focus on creating E-Patterns, or PDF Pattern downloads.

Weeks ago said that I would compare my results with you, and  I shared my attempt at creating a cover page for my patterns.  Here’s my initial attempt:   Santorini

Now I’ve created a template for all of my patterns in Microsoft Publisher.  Here’s the new cover page to compare.


Here’s the second page of the pattern template.


Sorry I could show you the comparison of the two programs, but I have shown a great improvement in using Microsoft Publisher.  I’m so happy this learning curve is over, and I’ve found the best product for me!

So Tell me what you think.  Hit or Miss??

The E-Pattern, or PDF Pattern will be posted this week on Etsy! (Whew!!!!) Stay tuned there’s more to come from La Cartera!


5 Comments Add yours

  1. Alice Gower says:

    This is a super cute bag. I’m interested in learning more about e-patterns. I just made a return to sewing. Machines are so different now it’s like picking up a new hobby. 🙂 #sscnet


    1. lacartera says:

      Thank you for the #OOAK purse love. 🙂 I returned to sewing in January and I started out creating tutorials without a pattern. I just love to create! Now I’m venturing into e-patterns. Some people just prefer to use a pattern. I use to be one of them so I know the feeling. 🙂


  2. I use Illustrator and InDesign for create my patterns, but I also had training in using them- I went to school for graphic design and completed all but one course needed for my degree (a math class). I know when I was learning, creating Bezier curves in Illustrator was the hardest for me at first, and InDesign in general just drove me crazy.

    Glad you found a way to create your patterns that works for you!


    1. lacartera says:

      Debra, I think I had more trouble with the program, because I tried to watch a couple of videos and teach myself. 🙂 If I had hands-on training or taken a class, or two I think could really appreciate the programs.

      Thanks for heads-up…. do not try to create Bezier curves. 🙂


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