In December 2018, Craftsy/Bluprint removed over 600 patterns from my shop. At that time, I knew it was the beginning of the end to come. They claimed at the time they’d be reopening shops later that year, but it never happened and it’s taken literally 2 years since Bluprint purchased Craftsy to destroy how great Craftsy used to be. It is with sadness that I write this post. I don’t want to do it, I am not even happy about doing it, but you need to know.
Last week, Bluprint wrote an email to designers who had created classes on the site that they would be closing there doors in the next few months. In fact, you can no longer subscribe to there video service as of yesterday May 31, 2020.
This post will show you how to download your patterns from Bluprint so you don’t miss out on getting them. Do this on a laptop or a desktop computer. Don’t risk using a mobile device where pdfs or zips will download to 0 bytes.
You can however go and download any of your patterns and either watch your forever classes or if you know how to download video, download your classes. If you don’t and want to, do your research. this is not something I’m going to show you how to do.
First, follow this link to Bluprint
The pages will show now the same way for classes as it does for patterns, so the process is the same except for watching/downloading classes.
The following is your pattern library
Depending on your patterns you’ve purchased or downloaded freely, it’s best to filter to a category and work on one category all at once. Thus you can keep track of your patterns better. You can also filter by the shop if you want to keep track of who the pattern was created by. The images below show that.
by category then by the shop
To download, click the pictures where the down arrow is
You don’t have to click in the down arrow icon, anywhere in the picture is fine. A popup window will appear
It will automatically bring up your Save As window… (Tip Below on how to avoid it and still download) The only time you’ll have to click the links is when the shop had 2 downloads, mine normally had two downloads, for instance, a zip, and a pdf file so you’ll need to watch to make sure you get both downloads if you want SVG and machine embroidery files also.
Some downloads will show images, others, where they deleted designers in 2018, will not have a picture showing, the download still works but you won’t know what the pattern was till you click the link to download it. People who have pictures showing it will normally tell you the pattern title under the picture also.
Below is how a deleted designer looks but the patterns are still accessible.
Archive the pattern
If you’ve previously archived patterns, un-archive them all before you start downloading so your sure you get all your patterns.
Change your browser settings for your downloads folder, then turn off the autosave as window
By doing this it will autosave to the folder you’ve chosen automatically with no save as window first, you can always go back later when your done and change your folder again and turn on the save as dialogue. All browsers have this ability, they are normally in the settings area, in Chrome they are in the Settings/Advanced area.
Do NOT hesitate to get your patterns downloaded, this is YOUR last chance to get it done if you haven’t already.
I expect to be all done by the end of this week, I will upload new Sue/Sams next week and I’m sorry to keep you waiting for these but I do not want to lose my purchased patterns and classes.
I am an affiliate of the above companies when you click one of these links and purchase something, I earn a little bit of a commission with it. I use this money to help maintain my website and offer my free patterns to you. Every little bit helps, thank you so much for clicking and for your support. I don’t just offer up these brands to you I actually use their products and shop at these places. I would never partner with someone whose products I didn’t use.
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