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Books That Inspire – Craft Business Power: 15 Days To A Profitable Online Craft Business

About the time the business in this book (Liberty Jane Clothing) was ramping up I’d given up on my business (Sue’s Tiny Costumes) for a while. I’d run out of time, energy and didn’t have the resources to put into the business to make it work. This book is doing a wonderful job of inspiring me to try again as I know this is where I belong! A craft and sewing, specifically patterns based business IS my calling!

If you are looking to start a craft business you might spend the .99 cents to get and read this book for the inspiration to go into business!



A Kid’s Guide to Sewing: Learn to Sew with Sophie & Her Friends – 16 Fun Projects You’ll Love to Make & Use


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In this book by well-known modern quilters Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr, along with their 11-year-old daughter Sophie Kerr, your customer will learn how to navigate a sewing machine, make smart fabric choices, and use basic sewing tools. Sixteen kid-friendly projects run the gamut from clothes to bags to accessories while clear, step-by-step instructions from Weeks and husband/design partner Bill Kerr walk kids through the creation of each. Throughout the book, tips from Sophie offer design and construction advice from a kid’s perspective. The book “grows” with the sewist, offering more complex project as the reader’s skills develop.

 

Pot Holders, Pinchers & More


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Too cute to hide under a hot pot, the unique and fun pot holder sets featured in this book can be made with small pieces of fabric. Great as gifts or to keep at home, each project can be customized using a variety of patterns and a personal color palette. The designs include a double-handed hot dog mitt for that next barbeque, a bright and cheery “Fresh and Fruity” set to accent a summer table, “Winter Holidaze” to make a cozy party more festive, and a modern theme called “Black, White, and Red All Over.” Sure to delight both the beginner and experienced sewer, this project book contains full-color photos, complete instructions, patterns, and templates that allow for quick-and-easy creation of unique and amazing pot holders, double-handed mitts, and pinchers.

First Time Sewing: Step-by-Step Basics and Easy Projects


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Learning how to sew has never been simpler! Enjoy this beginner’s guide that takes you by the hand like a personal instructor and teaches you how to sew using hand stitches as well as sewing machines.

Couture Sewing Techniques, Revised and Updated


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The world of haute couture is a place where only a privileged few can ever hope to reside, right? Wrong. Fashion historian Claire B. Shaeffer opened the door to this exclusive realm in her authoritative guide to the techniques that define couture sewing. And now, the industry bible, Couture Sewing Techniques, has been revised and updated throughout — with new photos and a chapter on specialty fabrics.