First off, let me say that YES – Selling Handmade can be very profitable, if done right. The Handmade Marketplace is an opportunity for you to create a business that you love - if you set yourself apart from the crowd. I’m by no means an expert in the Handmade Marketplace, but I’ve observed artists that have been wildly successful as well as those that struggle. Here are some of my … [Read more...] about Makers Making Money – #2 Selling More Than Handmade!
It's time for another addition of - The Quilter's Round Up. Our Seattle Long Arm Quilt Finishing Studio feels more like Santa's Workshop these days. Holiday surprises and Baby Gifts have been coming in and going out in record time. So here are some of the beautiful quilts that we've had the pleasure of working on. Laurie's Vintage quilt might be one of my favorite quilts ever. I'm a … [Read more...] about November’s Long Arm Quilting Round Up!
https://youtu.be/ZJF_mh0FDsA After over 5 years of teaching beginners how to sew I made the decision to bring my basic sewing series to our blog - FREE! Now, nothing compares to Live Learning - I get that! For this reason I still teach locally, providing sewing machines - coaching & cheering you on the entire way. But for those who live afar or have conflicting schedules this is a … [Read more...] about Learn to Sew – The BASICS Series
The Bells & Whistles! https://youtu.be/pPl4qgEKQnQ Let's get to the truth - There is nothing intuitive about a home sewing machine and these little plastic monsters can scare you half to death. OK, I'm being a bit dramatic, but in all honestly there are very few pieces of machinery that we need to learn how to actually run in our current day and age. The sewing machine is one of the last … [Read more...] about Anatomy of the Sewing Machine
I'm sure it won't surprise you at all to know that one of the top 5 ways that Makers actually turn their passion into a profession is through teaching others. I discussed it a lot in the previous section of The Maker's Guide to Making Money so there is no need to re-hash it. Teaching was not only fulfilling for our business, but it was also lucrative. So before you toss aside the idea that you … [Read more...] about Makers Making Money – #1 Educating Others!
I have compiled a list of 23 Absolutely Inspiring Sewing Studios for Creative Entrepreneurs. These studios are top notch! Here are the reasons I've chosen these sewing studios as inspiration for any Creative Entrepreneur looking to open a sewing, cooking, crafting, beading, knitting, etc. studio. Their Websites Rock! No cheesy, thrown together websites here! Each small business owner has … [Read more...] about The 23 Most Inspiring Sewing Studios for Creative Entrepreneurs