Sewing to Sell - The Beginner's Guide to Starting a Craft Business Bonus - 16 Starter Projects How to Sell Locally & Online

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-12-01
  • Publisher: C&T Publishing / Stash Books

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Author Biography

Virginia Lindsay is a self-taught sewist and lover of all things fabric. She is the author of the popular sewing blog, Gingercake, and the designer behind Gingercake Patterns. She has had several patterns published by Simplicity. Virginia lives in Freeport, Pennsylvania. Visit her at www.gingercake.org

Table of Contents


Finding Your Sewing Style

Authenticity Using Sewing Patterns to Get Started

Interview: Jessica Rider from A little Grey

Identifying Your Customers

Be Selective Sewing for Kids and Babies Sewing Fashion Accessories Sewing for the Home Sewing for Fundraising

Essential Equipment

Your Sewing Machine Machine Accessories Thread Cutting Tools Additional Tools Serger Computer Camera

Interview: Vanessa Hewell from LBG Studio

Buying and Using Fabric

Have a Plan Use What You Have Building a Stash Making Smart Fabric Buying Choices Quality Counts Coordinating Fabrics Try Something different

Interview: Monica Donohue from Little Pigeon Crafts


Change Your Favorite Patterns to Work Even Better For You Keep Good Notes Organize Your Pattern Pieces Organize Your Workspace


Selecting a Name

Selling Online: Setting Up an Online Shop Taking Good Photos for Online Sales

Selling at Craft Shows: Setting Up Your Booth Making a Plan

Consignment Sales

Promoting Yourself: Business Cards / Postcards Using Social Media Keeping a Mailing List

Pricing and Packaging

Pricing: Materials Time Price Show Pricing

Packaging: Packaging for Show Sales Packaging for Online Sales

Interview: Candace Todd from Sparkle Power


Projects That Are Useful

Boxy Pincushion

Craft Apron

Lunch Bag

Oven Mitt

Placemat and Napkin

Projects That Make Best Use of Materials

Drawstring Backpack

Grocery Tote

iPad Sleeve

Trimmed Messenger Bag

Half-square Triangle Quilt

Projects That Are Great Sellers

Baby Set

Handy Organizer

Great Big Tote

Professional Pillows

Slouchy Purse

Zippered Pouch

Appendix: Business Basics

You're In Charge Keeping Your Look Fresh Inventory

The Legal Aspects of Setting Up a Shop: Doing Business As (DBA) Get a Tax ID Set Up Bank Accounts How to Pay Sales Tax Income Tax

Making it Work For You


About the Author

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