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 goodies from independent suppliers.

Each pack will include a PDF pattern from an independent pattern designer, a discount code for an independent fabric shop, 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 our packs here.

How does this all work?

When you subscribe to the packs you are charged on the 1st day of each month. You will get your pack in the first week of each month. This will continue until you cancel your subscription, which you can do at any time.

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.

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.

When will I get my pack?

If you sign up between the 2nd and final day of the month, you will get your first pack in the beginning of the following month. If you sign up on the 1st of the month, you will get your first pack within a few days. All packs are sent on the 3rd of the month.

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.

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.

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

Yes, if you’re based in the EU, Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the United States. Hopefully the packs will be available elsewhere soon! At the moment, the packs are curated with the UK in mind but the content will be of interest to stitchers everywhere.

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. You should be able to use a similar process in other search engines too. 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 find out more about how gift subscriptions work here.

How can I change or cancel my subscription?

You can change or cancel your subscription by logging into your account on this website. 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 contact [email protected]. I’ll be sorry to see you go!

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.

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 companies in a world full of fashion.