Develop products that I want to use. That’s one of my guiding principles as a creative business owner.
So…. Since I love sewing, I’m drawn to geometric design, and I love personalizing stuff, my first product is a sewing pattern for making letters with half-square triangles. This is so fun for me! I’ve designed an alphabet, complete with numbers and punctuation. I’m working on the actual PDF pattern layout right now.
Throughout my life I’ve made a lot of things from sewing patterns, so I’m in-tune with how the pattern itself makes the process enjoyable for me. Here’s a little checklist that makes a good pattern in my eyes:
And so I’m using this checklist as a set of standards for developing this first pattern of mine. It’s important to me to have this pattern “just right”, so I’ve been taking my time to make it great.
While designing this pattern, I’ve made a few sewing projects to test things out: a couple of baby quilts, a mini quilt, and a table runner. It’s really fun to make the block per the pattern instructions, then be creative with adding colorful HSTs to make whatever I want.
I have to say that I have loved using this pattern so far. Stay tuned, folks!
I love how this fabric swatch magnet board is both a helpful tool and a piece of art on its own. It looks so good in my sewing room!
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