Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Hi friends! I'm taking a bit of a break from my blogging hiatus (have you noticed??) to share something I find very useful and am pretty excited about!
When I was asked if I would like to do a review of Virginia's (of Gingercake Sews) new book, Sewing To Sell, I jumped at the chance. You see, I have this little Etsy shop. It's tiny, but I am rather fond of it. But I opened it without a clue. And even as I continued on in the little adventure most of the questions I had about an online shop lingered. Well let me tell you, after reading this book I feel very enlightened and inspired!
I sat down one afternoon to "start" reading the eBook and ended up not quitting until I was at the end! I found it to be very inspirational. I mean, I constantly get an "I should make and sell this certain thing!" idea, but what's so awesome about this book is that Virginia includes 16 patterns that are there for you to use exactly as written or tweak to your liking and you are free to sell any items made from them! This is a rarity in the blogging community. It is so generous of her to share her hard work in the book.
And not only does it include the patterns, she offers a wealth of advice from getting started, to the business end of things, tips on sewing your products to save time and fabric and even tips on how to photograph your items for online listings.
I decided to go ahead and give the Two at a Time Oven Mitts a try because I thought they were super cute and my kitchen drawer is in serious need of some new oven mitts!
I'm in love with the result!
**Be sure to read to the end for a chance to WIN your own copy of the book!**