Instant Downloads from Etsy


New style listing, now with instant download

I am very pleased to be able to share the excellent news that Etsy now offers digital patterns as instant downloads. This is quite a revolutionary move, it means that when you buy a Natty Knits pattern you no longer need to wait for me to email it to you. It means that I won’t forget to add the download to the email (yes that has happened). It means that the email won’t get lost in cyberspace. It means I can leave the computer for longer than 12 hours!

Can you tell I’m excited?

I have now uploaded the PDFs for all my patterns and changed the titles and photos to reflect that these are instant downloads. The shop looks really good, you should take a look.

I tested out the download process over the weekend, just to make sure it works from a customer perspective. Here’s what I found…

Immediately after you’ve paid for a pattern, there’s a payment completed screen, which now also contains a large blue box with “Files Ready to Download” written on it. Obviously if you press that button, you can download the PDF. But don’t despair if you miss that prompt. 

You will also receive an email from Etsy which will have a big blue button in it saying “View your files on Etsy”, this will also take you to your downloads.

And finally, you can also access your digital patterns whenever you are logged in to Etsy. There is a blue link on the top right of the page that says “Your Account”. Click that and choose “Purchases” from the pull down menu. Then click the big blue button that says “Files Ready to Download”. You can then open and save the pattern.

Your digital downloads are always attached to your Etsy account so you can download them more than once.

If you’d like more information about digital downloads on Etsy, please refer to their help section.

And to celebrate I’ve added a new 3 pattern deal to the Natty Knits shop. The Robot, Snake and Shark patterns are all instantly available and at a discounted rate of $6 for 3 patterns.


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