This post is in response to a question I have received many times. Many readers want to personalize or edit my patterns. I encourage you to do that. It just make cutting the pattern more fun if you make it personal. You may want to add a name or just edit the pattern.
First let me say that it's okay to change the pattern and use it for personal use. The project made from the edited pattern can be sold an is entirely yours. I do request that the pattern not be sold unless significant changes are made so that it is not recognizable as mine. Please ask my permission if you wish to sell the edited pattern. The unedited patterns can never be sold.
I produce and distribute my patterns in PDF format. These are designed to be easily transported over the internet. The good news is that the pages with the patterns are still vectors that can be easily edited with the right program
The program discussed in this video is Inkscape. It is a free and open source program available at www.inkscape.org. It has been around for a long time and has good support.
The goal of this video is not to show you how to use Inkscape. It is demonstrating how to import one of my patterns so you can edit them. You will need to take the time to learn the program.
If you have any desire to create your own patterns or edit mine Inkscape would be a good place to start.
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