A Plea to Respect Copyright Law and Help Support Our Designers! Please be aware that all paper and pdf patterns are intellectual property protected by copyright law. They may be used for personal use, but not copied and distributed to others. Items made from patterns should be cherished, given as gifts, but not made in numbers to sell without permission from the designer. Think about this: purchasing patterns from indie designers is one of the most accessible ways for you to be a patron of the arts. Your purchase directly supports the work of the designer to bring you new and interesting designs in the future. You can help support the designers you love by giving their designs as gifts to family and friends and refusing to copy and “share” those patterns as “favors” or “gifts”.