A new EU law has thrown a small spanner into the works for my business! The new regulations mean that I would have to pay VAT on all sales of my digital downloadable patterns to countries in the European Union, at the rate of the country where it is purchased. This means that at the moment selling my digital patterns as a downloadable PDF has become completely unviable for me.
So while Etsy work on a solution, namely for sellers to choose which countries they can sell to, I will be printing out my patterns and posting them to you! Hopefully this will be resolved soon because lots of small businesses are going to suffer as a result.