What is your refund policy?

We occasionally get emails regarding refunds. This statement is at the end of every product listing: 

"This is a digital download and therefore cannot be refunded once purchased. Please provide a valid email address in order to receive the download link and download the pattern to a computer."

Once a customer has access to the PDF, it is their product. There is no way for that to be returned to us. If you have trouble with a download, email us at


Can I share a pattern with friends or for teaching a class?

The following statement is on the copyright page at the end of the instructions within each pattern: 

"This is an original bag sewing pattern by Patricia Maxey at Kaya Papaya Design © Copyright 2021 All Rights Reserved
It is illegal to distribute this pattern electronically or in hard copy without permission. Address questions to:"

 When you purchase the pattern, you own ONE copy only. You are entitled to 5 downloads, that you can use on YOUR devices only. 

If you want to teach a class, do a sew-along, or have a group of friends sew together, then EACH of you will need a copy of the pattern. 



And for clarification as to copyright for written works, this is from the U.S. Copyright Office at regarding written works:

"Your work is under copyright protection the moment it is created and fixed in a tangible form that it is perceptible either directly or with the aid of a machine or device."


As always, if you ever have any questions regarding purchasing our patterns, download issues, or need help with instructions, please email us at

If you're stuck at the sewing machine, PM Patricia Maxey during our business hours 9 am – 5 pm EST Monday through Friday on Facebook and you may get a quick answer.