You love to sew. Don't you wish you could make a living from your sewing? You can, with the help of this practical guide from professional sewist and pattern designer Virginia Lindsay. Everything you need to know to start sewing for profit is here, from finding your personal sewing style to creating a product line, identifying customers, equipping your studio, pricing and selling your work, marketing yourself, designing your own patterns, and handling the business and legal side of sewing. And that’s not all! You also get 16 projects that you can start sewing and selling right now.
Filled with visual, step-by-step tutorials, this excellent resource for readers who want to take their craft business to the next level provides branding, selling and merchandising tips along with profiles of some of the world's most successful crafters. Original.
Author: That Patchwork Place
Release Date: 2013-10-08
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Fresh ideas abound in this amazingly varied assortment of sewn and quilted items for gift giving or personal use. Get lots of choice and loads of value with 25 unique patterns for sewing Sew gifts such as a pencil case, knitting needle case, makeup bag, aprons, pin cushions, pillows, and more Discover handmade projects from a host of talented designers, including Adrienne Smitke, Heather Jones, and Pippa Eccles Armbrester
Highlighting a durable and stylish alternative to plastic bags, a collection of simple, pattern-free designs presents seventeen stylish projects that include totes, drawstring sacks, messenger bags, organizers, satchels, and purses, accompanied by step-by-step, illustrated instructions and tips on variations, fabric combinations, and custom embellishments.
Author: Jason Miles
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Release Date: 2013-01-06
Genre: Business & Economics
It has never been easier to start a home based business using the Internet to sell what you make. A whole generation of young families are enjoying additional income because they've learned to make and sell from the comfort of their home. The potential is real and the impact on household budgets can be life changing. But according to an April 2011 article in Inc. magazine, the average Etsy seller makes just $785 a year. You can do much much better! In Craft Business Power the founders of Liberty Jane Clothing share their journey from startup to selling over a million dollars online. They started with a $39 sale on eBay in 2008 and today they lead a dynamic team and have a thriving online business that author Jim Cockrum has called "a virtual empire" (Free Marketing 101, Page 89). If you're ready for a realistic 15 day plan for launching a profitable craft business that is easy to follow, filled with practical advice, and proven to work, this book is for you. If you want to start or expand a craft business get Craft Business Power today!
Create colorful peacocks, cheerful canaries, and adorable penguins with these simple, beautiful projects to sew and love. With pattern templates included and step-by-step instructions, you can creatively put together pretty bird crafts for your friends, and even more for yourself! The birds you create are not just unique and cute decorations but also little critters than can double as plushies, pillows, and more. Before you know it you'll have dozens of unique birds decorating your home. Pretty Birds is a must-have for avid bird lovers and crafters alike.
If you want to make gorgeous, quality bags with the professional edge that really makes the difference between home-made and handmade—open The Better Bag Maker by Nicole Mallalieu. In this how-to book accomplished bag maker, Nicole Mallalieu, reveals her high-end techniques, shortcuts, and secrets for professional design and finishes. The 10 featured projects teach a range of expert skills from adjusting the proportion of the pattern to constructing pockets, straps, flaps, and bases.. By the end of this book, you’ll have a closetful of polished bags—and most likely sew better than you ever imagined you could.
Adorable must-have items to sew in a session or two . . . even if you're a total beginner! Start a project--and finish on the very same day! From pouches and totes to baskets, these clever and crafty little things will make you feel like a superhero stitcher. Created by the bloggers of SewCanShe, the 20 projects include a quilty first-aid kit, cute magnets, headbands and hair baubles, travel iron mats, and more. Many are made with fat quarters of fabric--sold in precut stacks or bundles and easily purchased in stores or on the web. Newcomers will find so many pictures, diagrams, and tips that they'll feel like the author is right there beside them. Project designers include the author and: Virginia Lindsay (Gingercake Patterns) Jennifer Heynen (The Beginning Fabrics / Jennifer Jangles) Sarah Markos (Blue Susan Makes: bluesusanmakes.blogspot.com) Heidi Staples (Fabric Mutt: fabricmutt.blogspot.com) Tessa Walker (The Sewing Chick: thesewingchick.blogspot.com) Christina Roy (2littlehooligans.com)
Discover how easy it is to sew your own cozy wearables from fleece. With a creative approach that exploits fleece’s forgiving and versatile attributes, Carol Jessop and Chaila Sekora present easy-to-follow instructions for 30 simple and fun projects that include hats, scarves, robes, yoga pants, and even a dog jacket! Encouraging novice sewers to get in on the action while offering endless variations for those with more experience, Sew What! Fleece will add a new dimension of style and warmth to your crafting repertoire.
Ready to move beyond basic bags and totes? Now you can create sophisticated handbags and totes with a modern look. Learn a variety of intermediate to advanced techniques--from installing zippers and magnetic snaps to creating adjustable straps--and find detailed info on selecting the right interfacing, stabilizer, or batting for any project. Choose from 12 new designer-style bags and purses--alternate colorways provide additional inspiration Make use of clearly illustrated, well-tested patterns for sewing attractive bags Add stylish design elements that make your bags stand out: piping, three-dimensional pockets, fabric pleats, and more
Create your own soft furnishings, from cushions to curtains Make your home uniquely yours with Handmade Interiors, the one-stop guide to creating your own bespoke soft furnishings. Handmade Interiors is the most comprehensive guide to soft furnishings and home sewing projects on the market. Handmade Interiors leads you through sewing projects such as how to sew curtains, a cushion cover, or a Roman blind using step-by-step instructions and images. This excellent guide is compiled by experts in home design who offer advice on fabrics and variations to tailor to your specific home decoration needs. The easy-to-follow format makes this the perfect guide for novices and experts alike, covering the whole process of creating professional looking furnishings, from measuring, all the way through to installing your finished project.
Loaded with tips and hints for sewing success, this book demystifies the anatomy, setup, and use of a serger. Whether a neophyte to sewing or someone with years of experience, crafters can learn multiple stitches and decorative techniques from this comprehensive guide. By mastering stitches such as overlock, flatlock, rolled edge, and cover stitch; techniques such as quilting and heirloom; and the finer points of garment construction, sewers can quickly and efficiently delve into new creative sewing territory. Detailed instructions and step-by-step photos and illustrations accompany 13 delightful home decor projects for the kitchen, living room, and bedroom.
This how-to book, Sew Modern Baby, by Angela Yosten, helps you play a pivotal role in your child’s early cognitive development. It features 19 projects for baby and mom in high-contrast colors with captivating patterns and textures to spark a baby’s natural curiosity. There are patterns for animal rattles, building blocks, quilts, burp cloths, and even an interactive play gym. Projects are designed for beginner and intermediate sewers with clear step-by-step instructions.