Not the place that carries waste, but those who sew. Sewists, seamstresses, tailors, those of you who bought a sewing machine but haven’t plugged it in yet. I’m talking to you. I am planning to start a pattern business and want to get your feedback.
- What kind of patterns interest you most? Patterns for clothes, accessories, kids’ stuff?
- Do you prefer tissue paper patterns or would you like downloadable .pdf files with drawings and photographs? I am thinking that downloadable files would provide instant gratification and be kinder to the environment, but want to know your opinion.
- How much are you willing to pay for a pattern?
- Would you be interested in a subscription service where you pay a flat fee and get a new pattern every week or month? Maybe within a category — like kids, home and accessories?
These are the questions that have been on my mind lately. I have some great ideas for you, just need some time to get them all done!
While I’ve got your attention, I also wanted to let you know about an upcoming book project from Storey Publishing called One Yard Wonders, which is being put together by Rebecca Yaker and Trish Hoskins. It will be full of projects that you can make with one yard of fabric. Doesn’t that sound fun? The deadline for submissions is August 31, so get your original sewing pattern together and submit it here.