Sewing to Sell
This is a must-read book for any sewist who is toying with the idea of taking their home
sewing to the next level. Not only does this book provide you with 16 starter projects – it covers
the basics from finding your sewing style, identifying your customers, essential equipment,
buying and using your fabric to sewing and selling. There are also interviews throughout the
chapters from talented sewists who have taken the leap and created their own craft business.
What I really enjoyed about this book was each pattern included a cutting guide for a single
item and then a cutting guide for multiples – an excellent time saver for stock building. Each
project also included a sample price guide – perfect for any first time seller who is unsure of
what to price their precious sewn items. - Make Modern Magazine
Excerpt: Now for the question of whom you are going to sew for. At home, when you are
sewing for yourself, you can sew whatever you like. One day you may feel like sewing a pretty
pink baby blanket, and the next you are making your boyfriend a camouflage canvas wallet.
Switching projects around is great for improving your skills and flexing those creative muscles.
My sewing room is full of projects from all sorts of different moods and interests. Switching up
is wonderful when you are sewing as a hobby, but when you want to make the transition to selling
your creations as a profession, you need to make some clear decisions and focus on a specific
group of people to sew for. Then follow your sense of style (see Finding Your Sewing Style) to
give your work a cohesive professional look.