Sewing For Selling: Small Batch Production for Home-based Business

Melanie Smith, Sewing Pattern & Surface pattern designer

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10 Videos (46m)
    • Sewing For Selling Intro

      0:29
    • About the Class

      1:59
    • Tools and Materials

      3:07
    • Make Your Cutting Templates

      7:16
    • Optimize Your Layout

      9:01
    • Cut Your Fabric

      9:02
    • Streamline Your Process

      5:39
    • Sewing Tips

      5:20
    • Pressing Tips

      3:13
    • Closing Remarks

      0:47

About This Class

Have you always wanted to sell your sewn items in an Etsy shop or at craft fairs? Maybe you already do but you're sales are limited by how quickly you can make your items. In this class you will learn how to optimize your pattern layout and streamline your sewing process so you can sew in small batches of up to 15 items at once. This will save you time, fabric, and ultimately money!

P.S. If you like these concepts and are ready to delve into the world of industrial sewing, I highly recommend you read this blog: http://fashion-incubator.com/  It's VERY technical, basically the engineering of apparel manufacturing, but it's fascinating!

36 of 36 students recommendSee All

Brilliant organization tips and a great opportunity to learn from someone who has a lot of experience. Changed my idea of what I can create and earn at home.
This was AMAZING!!! The information provided was clear and concise and very helpful. Thank you!
Very clear and instructive class!

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Melanie Smith

Sewing Pattern & Surface pattern designer

I am a sewing pattern and surface pattern designer. I've had four sewing patterns published in two issues of Stitch Magazine (Summer 2014 and the Unofficial Downton Abbey Sews Edition). Though my degrees are in Engineering, I've been sewing since I was 8 and knitting since I was 24. I regularly teach private sewing classes and summer sewing camps in the Austin, TX area, where I reside with my husband and 2 kids.

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