Frequently Asked Questions
How can I download my pattern on Etsy?
You can't download a digital purchase through the Etsy phone app. To download a digital file, use our mobile browser or desktop/laptop computer.
Digital items you’ve purchased can be viewed and downloaded from the Purchases and reviews section of your Etsy account.
My order says "shipped" but I haven't received my item
Our digital items are available immediately after purchase, no items will be "shipped" to a physical address.
You can download your items by logging into your account under My Order or Purchases.
You can also download via email. If you can't find your notification email please look in your junk or spam folder.
Can a cisgender female wear Katkow patterns?
Yes, anyone who matches the size measurements provided with each pattern can wear them. However, some adjustments may be needed mainly in the crotch inseam.
Our unique drag sizes are based off of U.S. Standard Men’s & Women’s Plus sizes to better fit male bodies with padding.
We increase shoulder, bicep, elbow, wrist, knee, calf, ankle widths, and lower crotch inseams, compared to standard Women's sizing.
All sizes can be altered at the waist, knee, and elbow to achieve a better fit for you
Do you make custom sewing patterns?
Sorry, we no longer take request for custom sewing patterns. They are no longer offered for fashion designers or cosplay at this time.
Why can't I print a ZIP file?
You can not print a zip file. Some patterns come in zip files which need to be unzipped to access all the PDF files that can be printed.
On a Mac, simply double-click the file to unzip it.
On Windows, you can find the Extract all button in the sub menu by right clicking.
Do the pattern pages have margins?
Yes, our PDF sewing patterns have margins that will need to be trimmed or folded before taping together.
It is important to note your printer settings should be set to scale: 100% and NOT fit to page.
What this video on how to print and assemble our patterns.
Do you have video tutorials?
Some video tutorials are provided. Look for a YouTube logo on the product thumbnail and in the instructions guide.
More video tutorials are in the works. Please be patient!
I can’t find my download notification email
First, check your spam or junk inbox. If you use Gmail, also check your social and promotions tab.
For now, you can still access your digital purchases in your account.
What are drag queen sizes?
Our unique drag sizes are based off of U.S. Standard Men’s & Women’s Plus sizes to better fit male bodies with padding... We increase shoulder, bicep, elbow, wrist, knee, calf, ankle widths, and lower crotch inseams, compared to standard Women's sizing.
Please refer to each pattern's size guide to find the size that matches your measurements.
What is a digital sewing pattern?
Ready-made PDF files that are available once your payment is confirmed. If you paid with PayPal or a credit card, it may take a few minutes for your download link to be sent to you.
Can I sell garments based off of your patterns?
Yes, you can sell finished items made from Katkow patterns. However, credit must be applied.
As a rule of thumb, you should always put “Pattern by www.katkow.net” on your tags or listings for the finished items. This shows the designer you value their work and that you are not taking credit for the design.
Crediting and linking back to Katkow also protects you from accidentally lying by omitting that verbiage. Leaving the designer’s information off of the tag implies that you designed the item, and MAY make you vulnerable to legal action from Katkow. It could be argued that you claimed ownership of the pattern itself and are, therefore, selling their intellectual property as your own.
Give credit to the designer for their work. Take credit for your craftsmanship.
I need help with sewing instructions
Send an email with detailed questions, the pattern you are using, and photos of your issues or where you are in the process to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will answer your enquiry as quickly as possible, excluding bank holidays.
What is your refund policy?
Digital download PDF sewing patterns can not be returned or refunded. Please contact us if you experience issues with digtal downloads at email@example.com for a resolution.