This NOT a Happy post, but a YOU MUST Go Do It post…

stbs bluprint closingIn 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

stbs bluprint 000Log in, and click the menu that says Library a drop-down menu will appear.
Near the bottom is what are your forever classes and patterns, projects and wishlist.

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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

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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.

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by category then by the shop

stbs bluprint 006Once your at a point your happy with, you can start downloading…

To download, click the pictures where the down arrow is

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You don’t have to click in the down arrow icon, anywhere in the picture is fine. A popup window will appear

stbs bluprint 011It 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.

stbs bluprint 004After you download to keep track of your downloads …

Tips Section

Archive the pattern

stbs bluprint 013Once archived they will look like this

stbs bluprint 007Archiving allows you to hide the patterns as you download a few

stbs bluprint 005After a page or so of downloads, reload your page if you’ve hidden archived patterns. This allows you to know you have downloaded those patterns.

If you’ve previously archived patterns, un-archive them all before you start downloading so your sure you get all your patterns.

Downloading Faster

Change your browser settings for your downloads folder, then turn off the autosave as window

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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.

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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.


Please remember it takes 2 minutes to comment, please say Thank You, whether you downloaded a free pattern, read a tutorial, or just learned something new.  It takes time for people to write a post, take pictures, make a project or even write a pattern.
Let them know you appreciate it.

If your comment doesn’t show up after you post it, it’s most likely gone to the spam folder. I will see it and approve it, unfortunately, it just means something about your email address caught my spam filter’s eye. 

 

24 thoughts on “This NOT a Happy post, but a YOU MUST Go Do It post…

  1. Craftsy made me so mad when it morphed to Bluprint. And yes, I knew that the new venture wouldn’t fly either. I wouldn’t join Bluprint with the membership fees. The beauty of Craftsy was that it could be free, or you could purchase, but it would be up to the buyer to decide. The array of patterns and designs was great but mostly because it seemed to be focused on small business. Once Bluprint took over, the small designer was doomed! I’m sorry they left so abruptly. It doesn’t bode well for our creative possibilities, but something good will come next, I’m sure.

  2. Thank you! I have downloaded my 600+ patterns from there, but I am still waiting for Bluprint or SOMEONE to tell us how to download the classes I had purchased. For them to be forever to be ours, it’s hard to be forever when they’re closing the site down! We appreciate you so much. And I am thankful for Craftsy for introducing me to your patterns in the first place.

  3. I understand how to download patterns, but the videos don’t have any kind of option for that. Am I missing something? And thank you for sharing this.

  4. Honestly, I saw this coming when Craftsy sold out. I don’t know why but when some one gets a good thing going they get greedy and want more so they sell out leaving people like you, a fantastic designer and me a grateful consumer out in the cold.
    I have downloaded over 2 gb of patterns that I have collected in the past 9 years. I have not tried to download the classes that Bluprint/Craftsy said we would own and have access to forever. I am researching that process, and also how to make sure we do get to keep our classes. Legally they should be required to make them available at no additional cost to the consumer.
    One thing I would suggest is if you want to download your patterns and classes buy an external hard drive with at least 2 or 3 Terabytes of storage space. They have a USB plug-in play set up. You plug it into your Laptop or pc locate the item you want to save and either save as to the drive(letter) assign to the external hard drive. See my example: I first moved all files downloaded to my laptop.
    If you copy and paste the file will stay on the laptop and you won’t need the external drive to open one of the patterns. However, if you MOVE them, you will have to go to the extrenal drive to open and or print that pattern or class .
    Open File Explorer then went to my Bluprint folder and right clicked and in the pop up I clicked on COPY then I when to the file called this PC or My computer and scrolled down to Windows C and dvd/rw drive and under that I found my external drive F I clicked on it and opened it. I created a new folder labeled it Bluprint and opened the folder. Inside the folder or on the highlighter name I right clicked on PASTE and all of my files were posted in that folder on the external drive.

  5. Thank you so much for being so thoughtful to provide instructions of how to save our patterns. I too am upset by this change in events, but find it to be more and more common in the artistic world. Hopefully there will be a new site that will flourish with the creativity so many have and wish to share.

  6. Thank you for the download classes information. Last week I started to download my patterns, I had quite a few so it will still take a few more hours. They really ruined Craftsy.

  7. Thank you so much for the information. Luckily I had only a few patterns to download since most of my favorite designers had move to other platforms when Craftsy went away. Now I’m just concerned about the 58 “Forever” classes I bought. So aggravating!!!

  8. As usual, you are so helpful. Thank you again. This is so infuriating that this is happening again. I miss the ease that we had before … oh, well. With all that is happening in the world today, this is the least worrisome. HOWEVER, I do want my patterns! Thank you for your time, help and advice.

  9. So now we have no place? Not that I visited Bluprint much. I was annoyed at Craftsy and now that is ruined. Thanks for the walkthrough.

  10. thank you for your tips. thank you for sharing this information. very helpful in retrieving things.

  11. I appreciate your help and notification to get my patterns downloaded now. I looked and have 35 pages of patterns! I wish I could save/download the class videos I purchased, but there doesn’t seem to be a way to do that. So sad they’ve done this.

  12. I did that last week, actually for the second time just to be sure I had all of mine. The problem now is they have no way, as yet, for us to get our forever video classes. They say they are ‘working on it’. I have three that I really want to keep, but I’m watching them this week and taking lots of screen shots in case they don’t make good on that promise.

  13. Thank you for your helpful tips. It doesn’t surprise me that it’s going away. I think it started going downhill when they made those big changes, by deleting designers patterns and some designers.

  14. Thank you. I spent portions of 3 days downloading all 586 of my patterns! Wish I had known about changing the save as in the download file. I don’t remember ever archiving my patterns. That must have been a Bluprint doing.
    Now for the classes. I’m looking into Allavsoft to actually save the videos. I read Allavsoft needs the Bluprint login to manually set the download for the videos. Right now I’ll get the resource files saved.

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