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

Melanie Smith, Sewing Pattern & Surface pattern designer

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10 Videos (46m)
    • Sewing For Selling Intro

    • About the Class

    • Tools and Materials

    • Make Your Cutting Templates

    • Optimize Your Layout

    • Cut Your Fabric

    • Streamline Your Process

    • Sewing Tips

    • Pressing Tips

    • Closing Remarks


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:  It's VERY technical, basically the engineering of apparel manufacturing, but it's fascinating!

12 of 12 students recommendSee All

Very informative class! Even if you're not sewing for business you'll learn a lot of short cuts to make your sewing more efficient. Great class and instructor.
Connie Haney

I absolutely loved this class! I have read many sewing textbooks about everything from industrial sewing to home sewing, but this course still managed to show me something new!! Melanie's tips on fabric layout for maximum efficiency, as well as her how to's for sewing large amounts in a small amount of time are so valuable for anyone looking to monetize their skills! This class is great for anyone selling on Etsy or their own e-commerce site. High recommend!
Melanie's techniques are so helpful in streamlining your sewing, whether for production or personal use. And they are all very achievable - things you really can do. This class packs a lot of valuable information into a brief span of time - a big plus in my world.





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.