What is a digital sewing pack?

In a Haystack’s digital sewing packs are a way for you to discover great sewing patterns, fabric and other treats from small creative businesses. They’re a bit like a sewing subscription box, but digital!

Each pack will include a PDF pattern from an independent pattern designer, discount codes for independent fabric shops in Europe and North America, interviews, tips & tricks, and other sewing-related goodies and knowledge.

You will get a pack straight to your email inbox at the beginning of each month. You can read more about the packs here.

How does this all work?

When you subscribe to the packs you are charged on the first day of each month. You will get your pack on the third day of each month. This will continue until you cancel your subscription, which you can do easily at any time from inahaystack.co.uk/my-account.

Your pack will arrive in your email inbox. You are very welcome to join our online community to share your makes and be inspired by others using the Instagram hashtag #haystackpack.

The menswear haystack pack is a limited edition pack, with the first one out in January 2021.

How much does it cost and how can I pay?

Packs costs £10 a month. You can buy one from the shop page of this website. Gift subscriptions are also available. A new limited edition haystack pack will be available soon too.

When will I get my pack?

All packs are sent on the third day of the month.

If you sign up between the second and final day of the month, you will get your first pack on the third day of the following month. If you sign up on the first day of the month, you will get your first pack a couple of days later.

The menswear pack will go out on 3 January, 3 February, and 3 March 2021.

What kind of patterns are in the packs?

The patterns are for garments and are created by independent designers. Patterns for lots of different types of garments will be included in the packs. Have a look here to see some of the patterns that have been featured.

What sizes are the patterns?

Patterns generally cover at least UK 8 – 20, with preferential treatment given to pattern designers with a broader size range. Most months feature patterns with a wider size range than this minimum threshold and I’m looking into increasing the minimum size range very soon as more and more indie designers increase theirs.

What if I already own the pattern?

You can usually swap it! This is up to the pattern designer, and most welcome you to choose another of their patterns if you already own the one featured in the pack.

Can I subscribe to the packs if I live outside the UK?


Where does the name ‘In a Haystack’ come from?

If you’ve heard the expression ‘needle in a haystack’, you’ll know it refers to finding a small shiny needle in a mass of hay. Our packs are a bit like that – helping you to discover great independent products and small businesses in a world full of fashion.

How can I meet other people who have joined the pack?

You can join our private Facebook group where we share makes, hauls and plans. You can also find haystack stitchers through the #haystackpack hashtag on Instagram.

How can I save my pack as a PDF (to store or print)?

On a computer, open your pack email in Chrome. At the top left of the screen, click ‘view this email in your browser’. Right click on the page and select ‘print’. Choose ‘save as PDF’ from the ‘destination’ drop down menu. Click save and enjoy!

What should I do if my pack has not arrived or if I have any problems?

If you haven’t already done so, please check your junk folder in case the pack got caught there. If you still can’t find it or have any other problems please email [email protected] and I will do my best to help.

Can I buy a pack as a gift?

Yes! You can get 3 months, 6 months or an ongoing gift subscription as gifts. You can also get the menswear pack as a gift. You can find out more about how gift subscriptions work here.

How can I change or cancel my subscription?

You can easily pause, cancel and rejoin the pack any time you like.

Go to inahaystack.co.uk/my-account and log in using the email address you signed up with. Then go to ‘my subscriptions’, click ‘view’ next to your ‘related orders’. Then click ‘view’ under ‘related subscriptions’, followed by ‘cancel’.

You can always use the ‘reactivate’ button if you change your mind! If you have any problems, feel free to get in touch.

I always aim to make the packs as good as they can be so I would really value your feedback about why you chose to leave. If you would like to tell me, please email [email protected] or use the contact form here.

How can I offer my sewing pattern, fabric or product for the packs?

I love hearing from designers and companies who would like to be involved. Please email [email protected] or use the contact form here.

Still have a question? Drop me an email or message me on Instagram any time.