More Sewing to Sell is HERE! And the first giveaway…

Posted by on December 12, 2018 in Books, give away, Handmade Business, patterns, sewing, Sewing To Sell, Uncategorized | 172 comments

It’s been a very HAPPY week for Gingercake Patterns and moi, Virginia Lindsay 🙂

My new book, More Sewing to Sell is finally available for purchase and I am so excited to share it!  This book was a challenge and pleasure to write.  I really wanted to give my readers valuable information on running a sewing/ crafts business.  Not only did I contribute my own experience, but I interviewed 8 very successful sewing superstars that make this book a fantastic resource.

Do you see who is in that photo above?  That’s right!  The fabulous Anna Maria Horner!  She talks about hiring employees for the first time and gives her advice when you will know to hire for your business.   She is just as kind and down to earth as you would expect.

I also interviewed Kendra Oakden of Swankaroo.  I have admired her simple, beautiful backpacks for quite some time and was really happy to get her in the book.  I was so surprised to learn that Kendra is a one woman show running her business on a small scale exactly the way she wants.  I thought for sure she had 20 employees making backpacks and web designers organizing her social media and photo shoots.  It is amazing what she has accomplished!

But I know most of you are most interested in the projects!   I love the sewing projects too!  Here is a peek at a few of them…

And, as always, C & T publishing has done an amazing job of photography, styling, and formatting the book.  It is truly a joint accomplishment!  Take a look at some of these photos (and these are projects in the book too!)…

Gorgeous, right??  So, do you want to win a copy of the book?  I should hope so!  This is going to be a simple giveaway just for YOU, my regular readers 🙂 .

SO leave a comment below and tell me if you have dreams of starting a sewing business and what is holding you back.  OR, if you are already running a business and what improvements you hope to make.  OR, if you don’t want to start a sewing business and like keeping it a hobby and why you like that.  Basically, tell me about YOU! 🙂 .

The giveaway is closed!  Thank you so much for all the entries.  I loved reading every one of your comments 🙂 . You all are an inspiring bunch! 

#42, Lauri Schroeder is the winner and  here is her comment.  I think the book will be perfect for her!

 

172 Comments

  1. i have first book this looks great follow uo

  2. Just purchased your first book . Love it

  3. It looks like your new book has some beautiful patterns! (just like the first one does! ) Sometimes I think I would like to start a sewing business, but I’m not sure I could make it work and I enjoy being able to sew whatever I want for gifts for friends and family and for myself at my own pace. Thanks for the chance to win!

  4. hi! Many months ago I was in a consignment shop and found the cutest little portfolio for a child with compartments for notebooks and crayons. I knew it was handmade and lo and behold I did some research and found that it was your pattern ! I bought this pattern in hopes to make it some day 🙂 I have a newborn at the moment and can’t get a whole lot of sewing done!
    I hope to one day have a small sewing business. Winning this book would be a great source of wisdom and inspiration!

  5. I have dreamed of doing some king of sewing business, life has been to full of other thing up to now.
    So now it is time to think seriously about it.
    I’m sure your new book “More Sewing to $ell” will help.

  6. Oh…. these projects are drool worthy… I’m wiping my keyboard now! And, I am eager to read about the business side of things and apply it to my creative business!

  7. Oh my goodness-your patterns are adorable and what a great resource for starting a business! Thank you so much!

  8. I would like a chance to win this book. Thanks!

  9. Totally drool worthy project and photos… had to clean my keyboard! I am excited to get my hands on the book and carve out some creative time in the new year. Eager to read your business pointers too! Hoping to apply to my creative business!

  10. Your nook looks so interesting. I just want to keep my sewing skills as a hobby to make items for my friends, family, and especially for my grandchildren. They always love what I make for them. Thanks for the giveaway.

  11. I have been sewing a long time and have always wished I had the confidence to star a little homemade sewing business.

  12. Looks like a terrific book on a topic that many crafters are interested in! I am retiring (eventually) and would love some income from my talents!

  13. I sell occasionally but with a full time job I don’t have the time to make it a business. Hopefully soon I can retire and sew full time!

  14. I think about starting a side sewing business often. Maybe someday soon.

  15. I loved the first one, can’t wait for the second!

  16. Looking forward to reading this!

  17. I loved the first book! I used to do contract sewing for extra money and it’s something I’d like to get back into but I’d like to work for myself this time! I also love that you’ve interviewed actual people we know for encouragement! Sometimes those interviews have the advice someone might need to hear to just run with it!

  18. I would love to win a copy of your book. I love your tutorials. I have made so many of the “Best 1/2 yard totes” from your tutorial, for myself, sister, and grandson with themed fabrics for every season. I just transitioned my sister from harvest themed tote, to a winter theme. Your book, “Sewing to Sell: a beginner’s guide…,” tutorials and website really sparked a renewed interest in sewing in me. (My knitting needles are getting lonely)
    I would like to sell my handmade items on a small scale basis at the local Farmers’ Market and/or online.
    Thanks for the great tutorials, books, and web store!

  19. Would love to win this book.

  20. I love to sew for my family and like new patterns and ideas!!

  21. This is tops on my Christmas wish list because the first book was just so lovely and Virginia is my kinda sewing buddy!

  22. I have a little business and I make some of your patterns to sell at local craft shows. Your Art folio and Crayon wallet are super sellers! I hope to keep better records next year…instead of having to hunt down all my receipts and sales at the end of the year! Thanks for the chance to win the second book. I found your first book extremely helpful ! xo

  23. Drool worthy photography and projects! Excited to dive into this beautiful book and carve out some creative time in the new year! And, bonus… business info which also fits into my word of the year for 2019!

  24. I can’t wait to check out your new book! I love the old one. As for starting a small business, I enjoy being able to sew things for me and friends just for fun.

  25. Love your patterns. I have quiet a few and use them over and over!

  26. I enjoy a variety of projects.

  27. I have the first book and love every pattern in it. The new book looks like it has beautiful patterns as well! Thank you!

  28. Hi! I’ve been sewing as a hobby for a about 7 years now. I would love to turn my hobby and passion for sewing I to a business. The only thing holding me back is my busy schedule. I can barely balance my family and my own school work. However, next year after I graduate University I plan on reevaluating my time and possibly making sewing into a small business.

  29. Always fun to dream of more time to sew! And I have nieces who are loving sewing fun projects!

  30. I am reading the first book right now! Really great information and advice!

  31. I got your first book from my local library and made notes. Then I purchased patterns from you and made them up for a craft day a friend had recently. Sadly, the ladies who attended preferred my friend’s paper craft to my sewing efforts. But I intend to persevere to see whether I can tempt them more next time – and your second book might well hold the key to success.

  32. My BFF has been trying to talk me into going into business together, however, I have balked at the idea since I don’t have the confidence that it will pay the bills. Reading your book may help instill some confidence and know-how. Thanks for the opportunity to win your book….it looks amazing! God bless!

  33. Am reading the first book right now. Great information & advice.

  34. Would love to win your book. I have drawers full of fabric I need to use. Would love to make some things to sell. You have such great ideas. Thank you.

  35. I am looking into selling items I make at fairs. Your book would be a great help to me. Thank You!

  36. Love the first book! I do have 2 Etsy shops and just starting to add a few sewing items into one of the of shops. Thank you!

  37. Aloha, I have quite a stash of fabric and am finally finding time to sew. I enjoy sewing and am contemplating what to do with the things I make. Thank you for sharing your wonderful patterns, project kits, inspiration and tips.

  38. Would love to win and you have such great ideas.

  39. I would love too! But I am scared of the hows of starting and how to keep up with orders and keep fun in sewing

  40. This book would help me get my business up and running.

    Thanks so much!

  41. How exciting to have a new book. Congratulations on your continuing success. I would love to be the winner of your book because I have been a fan fir quite awhile. I would enjoy the interviews and the projects and everything in between. Thanks for giving me a chance to win.

  42. Hi Virginia!
    Your book looks fabulous! I would love to have a copy wether I win it or purchase it.
    My name is Lauri and I have a small sewing business called Bohemian Seamstress. I have an Etsy shop and I do some shows. I would love to sell more and look forward to reading your tips. I make one of a kind designer pillows mainly along with a few miscellaneous makes. I love your blog too. Well, I’ll keep my fingers crossed! Thank you for listening! I hope you check my shop sometime!❤
    http://www.etsy/shop/bohemianseamstress.com

    • LAURI! You are the winner. I’ll contact you to get your address 🙂

  43. I’m teaching my 7, 11, and 13 year old daughters and their friends how to sew! Much needed in this generation and a special way to bond! We love your patterns and projects so much! Congratulations on your new book! Wishing you favor and abundant success in the new year!

  44. I’m loving your patterns! I’m fairly new and have only ordeeed two, but am very pleased with them. I am looking to supplementing our household income, but not really sure where to start. I’m very interested in your book.

  45. Hoping to win your book! I love your Train Case pattern, have made several for my family, now my granddaughter wants one! Thank you!

  46. I love to sew for our children, friends and for fundraisers. It would be fun to start a business also!

  47. I am so glad you have put out another book. The first one was amazing! I am opening a store soon and plan to make and sell some of the products from your first book. I would love to get the second one to make items from it as well

  48. I enjoyed your first book a lot, even though I’m not really planning on starting a business. The hospital I work at has a small craft fair every year and only employees are allowed to be vendors. It’s low-key and fun. The little money I made helped fund my new sewing projects! Sewing is a fun fairly relaxing activity for me and I think it would become stressful if I tried to make money off of it full-time (or more than once a year anyways). My skills are not on a level that I’d feel comfortable asking for money beyond making little trinket things.

  49. Hello from New Zealand,

    I have your first book and have lost count on how many grocery bags I have made and given away!

    I have a problem with putting a price on them so I just end up giving them to people.

    I enjoy making them so if they get pleasure out of them I’m happy with that, but I know I need to “sell” them.

    Your new book looks awesome, you do amazing work, and would also like to add that to my shelf as well.

    Warm Regards

  50. I loved the first book. Such fun!

  51. Congratulations on your new book!! Would love to be making & selling items using thrift store fabrics in fresh ways – thank you for more inspiration!!

  52. I’m always looking for new ideas and the newest popular things to see and sell. Your book looks very interesting!

  53. This book looks wonderful. Have not considered a business because I am happy with creating for family and friends. I do on occasion participate in sales with a group I belong to and use the cash to buy more supplies. Congrats on your new book.

  54. I am interested in the streamlining content – thank you

  55. Helle, I have your First Book and think the Second is also very good.

    Thank you and greetings ftom germany

  56. Today is my hobby but It would be a beautiful dream…

  57. Congratulations on your new book. Winning one of your new books would be wonderful. I have quite a few of your patterns and love making them.

  58. I’ve been sewing for years and I have alot of your patterns. I love them all. I just started selling in craft bizarres and loving it, I would love to win your book. Thanks.

  59. I love to sew but have little time for it. Your book sounds fantastic.

  60. Thank you for offering this giveaway. I saw your new book on amazon and it looks great!

  61. I enjoy sewing as a hobby and would really like to start having sewing projects with my kids!

  62. I would love to be able to quit my corporate job and sew full time!

  63. i sew for the pure satisfaction of knowing that i can actually do it…..i’ve been making dop kits, bags and dolls….i am so curious on how to price them….this book looks like it would be a great get…..thanks for writing and putting it all together.

  64. What a fun giveaway!! I’d love to make sewing my business, but I work a full time job and am nervous I’d never make enough to make ends meet.

  65. I really enjoy sewing and make far more than I need so would really like to be able to sell what I make. Not sure how to go forward. Need help.

  66. Biggest hold back is always the fear of failure!

  67. The book looks great! I love watching your videos!

  68. I have been sewing since I was 8 years old and suffice it to say, that was many years ago. I enjoy sewing and it has always been one of my favorite hobbies. I have considered trying to sell some projects but to be honest, I fear that turning my hobby into a business may take the fun out of it.

  69. Have your first book, have LOVED it almost to death. Wanting this new one, because I’m at a point in my life I will need to be home full time due to my husband’s health. So I’m looking forward to getting your new book. Last one was very good, I’m sure this one will be even better.

  70. I use your first book all the time and I know your second book will be just as good, if not better.

  71. Love your tutorials. The new book looks great, would love to get a copy. My goal is to be able to retire from my full time job and do what I love, which is sewing and creating fun things. To be able to earn a living is a bonus. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

  72. Congratulations Virginia, I’m very attracted by the well designed and eclectic projects shown in the photos. I’m unlikely to win, but I’m sure I’ll be unable to resist buying a copy ! I’m looking forward to sewing up a storm and reading of the other entrepreneurs’ experiences and ideas. I love the idea of combining projects with a good business footing:))

  73. I have a small handmade sewing business, and got many tips and ideas from your first book. Next year, I hope to grow my business even more, and will strive to make more online sales. I’m definitely looking forward to reading your new book. Thank you!

  74. I used to sew more often and I would take part in local craft shows. I enjoyed it. I don’t sew as often now because of health reasons but I always think I’d like to. I have a sewing room full of fabric and supplies. This book seems like an excellent resource and I would love a copy.

  75. Loving your site and tutorials, your book looks fantastic!

  76. I am a fabric hoarder, cannot get over the possibilities my stash can make, your are so very informative. I only started sewing 5 years ago and I am 66 years old. Wish I would have taken up this hobby sooner, I absolutely love it!! I have sold a few things, but mostly make bags for everyone. I have also made hats, which I also love doing. Please choose me to receive your book, as I will be sure to take advantage of your knowledge. Thank you for having this promotion!!

  77. I left the sewing business a few years ago but I am missing it so much. I plan to start up again in the new year.

  78. This book sounds fantastic. I have always dreamed of owning a fabric shop and or yarn shop. Fear holds me back as well as finances.

  79. I can’t wait to check out your new book!

  80. Would love to win your book. I’m headed to Amazon to check out your first book.

  81. Congrats! How exciting!!

  82. Have been following you on YouTube for a long time. Your videos have inspired me to sew and create a lot of nice products. So fun! Thank you. Have so far only been selling on Christmas markets. Your book looks great, on my wishlist!

  83. Have your first book and love it! Patterns are so easy to follow . Lots of great tips. Would love to win a copy of your new book!

  84. Thanks for all your great ideas.
    I just love all you do!!
    I am a Mom’ma of 12 and I just love to sew for my children!
    I’d live to own all your books!

  85. Thank You for sharing your creative talent!

  86. I would truly be very grateful to receive your book. I am very interested in going from a hobby sewer to selling my goods and being able to be successful.

  87. Hi Virginia,
    Congrats on your new book. I watch all your videos. That is when I’m not sewing.

  88. I love your first book and even if I don’t win the new one I shall get online. This Aussie thanks you because you reignited my confidence in sewing And having a go. Thank you. Mary

  89. Would so love to win this book. Looks so informative and would help me overcome the ‘fear’ of selling my sews!

  90. Would love to have this book.

  91. This book looks amazing, I have been thinking about selling my sewing projects. This would given me the knowledge and encouragement to move this plan forward.

  92. I actually am looking to start a sewing pattern business next year and maybe some made items as well. I loved your first book and I look forward to checking out your new book! Congrats!

  93. Congratulations! Looks amazing! Love the bright, colorful photos too! Thanks for the chance to win!

  94. I love sewing and when I make something it’s always a gift to someone. Every receiver says I should sell my makes, I’m afraid if I do start selling, I will lose the feeling of making something special for someone if you know what I mean.
    Bit I do have that little voice over my shoulder tempting me to try and start my own sewing bussiness!

  95. Well I loved your first book and refer to it plenty for sewing + business inspiration, so I’m delighted to see that you have published a second one! Congratulations! With my existing sewing business I find that I’m constantly trying out new patterns and reinventing myself to keep my products fresh and unique. I like to keep things interesting for my customers but also for myself, because sewing the same items day in and day out would just not appeal! I look forward to getting your second book, it will be on my Christmas list if I don’t win a copy first!! Thank you!

  96. Well I loved your first book and refer to it plenty for sewing + business inspiration, so I’m delighted to see that you have published a second one! Congratulations! With my existing sewing business I find that I’m constantly trying out new patterns and reinventing myself to keep my products fresh and unique. I like to keep things interesting for my customers but also for myself, because sewing the same items day in and day out would just not appeal! I look forward to getting your second book, it will be on my Christmas list if I don’t win a copy first!! Thank you!

  97. Love your site and always look forward to what’s new. I’m 76 years old and have thought about trying to start a small business selling homemade goods for extra income. I am sure your new book would let me know how possible that idea is. Thanks for all the fun ideas you share.

  98. I’m just starting to sell items but haven’t officially started a business. This book looks great

  99. Thank you for the opportunity to win this great book. I have just recently been introduced to your wonderful patterns and this book will be so useful making fun things for our Great Grandchildren. Our 6th is due in Jan.

  100. I really enjoyed your first book. I have made so many cute things for friends and family. I would like to have my own sewing business but I’m not sure if I would make the income I need. This second book looks wonderful too!

  101. I enjoyed the first book and can’t wait to read this one. Thank you for the asylum patterns and videos.

  102. I already have your first book and plenty of “stash”, so I need this updated book as I approach retirement. Time to start planning my next chapter as a “Maker”!

  103. I Love your patterns, and now finally have more time in my life for sewing.

  104. Would love to see if this book holds the answer to what I want to do after I retire the second time! I love to sew and have considered this option as a “slowing down” career.

  105. Love all I see!! Thanks for offering this competition!!

  106. Thanks for the opportunity to participate in the giveaway. You are so generous in sharing your tried and true methods. I hope you get national and international exposure for your books.

  107. Quite a few years ago I started a small business sewing anything from taking trousers up to making wedding dresses, curtains and the odd patchwork item. Sadly, after a while I found I lost my love sewing so I stopped. Now, I can sew what I want, when I want with no pressure. Not only that I have now retired from any form of employment and am very much enjoying myself.

  108. I have your llama pattern and made one for each of my young grandsons–can’t wait till Xmas and see how they are received!!

  109. Thank you for all you do, Virginia. I really enjoy your tutorials, they make me feel like I can sew anything. 🙂

  110. I would love to win this e-book full of inspirational ideas, patterns and instructions are easy to follow.

  111. I bought your first book and love it . I have been sewing a lot these past couple months I hope to start going to craft shows soon . and hopefully turn my hobby into a job .

  112. Hi Virginia,
    I have so many of your wonderful patterns AND your first Sewing to Sell 🙂
    Love them all … the patterns are easy to use and the book is full of ideas and MORE great patterns!
    I would be thrilled to win your latest book!!

  113. Hello,
    I already have your first book and really enjoyed reading it. The photos are great, i like just looking at them :-), the Lola pillow and handbag is soo cute. So i bought the pattern for my oldest 10 years old daughter and she sewed the pillow in summer sewing camp, this year she sewed the elephant pillow. She get a sewing machine for her 11 birthday and sewed small projects at home.It makes me happy too.She would like to sew more and sell the items at local market in the future. I have 7 children (3 daughters) and i am dreaming about sewing together 🙂
    Thank you for chance to win your lovely book, all the best to you.
    Kind Regards

    Veronika from Slovakia

  114. This book looks fabulous. I’ve been wanting to purchase though haven’t to date. Maybe I’ll get lucky. I just purchased a new machine and I’m anxious to get started on projects that have been put on the back burner. Thank you.

  115. Hello,
    ,
    I already have your first book and really enjoyed reading it. The photos are great, i like just looking at them :-), the Lola pillow and handbag is soo cute. So i bought the pattern for my oldest 10 years old daughter and she sewed the pillow in summer sewing camp, this year she sewed the elephant pillow. She get a sewing machine for her 11 birthday and sewed small projects at home.It makes me happy too.She would like to sew more and sell the items at local market in the future. I have 7 children (3 daughters) and i am dreaming about sewing together 🙂
    Thank you for chance to win your lovely book, all the best to you.
    Kind Regards

    Veronika from Slovakia

  116. So fun! Thanks for the chance to win! I’d love to learn from you and the experts!

  117. I’ve had your first book for quite some time now and refer to it often. When I made the decision to make a go of my sewing, I was in search of guidance and advice and reading your book was like having a friend holding my hand through the process. I’m very grateful to you for having written such a wonderful book and cannot wait to get the 2nd one!! Thank you Ginny!

  118. I would love to win your book. I’ll probably buy it if I don’t win

  119. I have been sewing on and off for 40 years. I always wanted to start a business sewing home decor items. I have sewn clothes but, they aren’t nearly as much fun for me. Now that I am retired, starting a business sewing items that bring me joy is my goal. I would love it if I were to win this book. Both volumes, Sewing To Sell and More Sewing To Sell stacks up as must haves in my arsenal of how to crate and sew books. I am always delighted when someone really appreciates a gift of my work. Sewing to Sell books will help me market my work. The website below is my writing website. I would love to get up the nerve to add a page regarding the benefits of creating, in my case sewing.

  120. I loved your first book. You have motivated me…that will be my New Year’s resolution…get my Etsy shop up and running!

  121. I Will love to win a copy of hour eBook .
    I want to have it for make some great crafts ,, it really contains great information.
    Tks

  122. New to your blog.

  123. I dream of starting a fabric shop. I live in a quaint town on the coast of Washington state. We are quite isolated. Whenever I need fabric or notions I have to drive at least an hour or order on line and wait for it. I think a fabric/quilting shop would be a hit in my town.

  124. Love your patterns and like to read Gingercake ideas,
    and would love to win a eBook copy, I don’t live in. EUA. Tks

  125. I love to make things for friends and family and am always looking for new patterns. Would love a copy of your new book.

  126. I would love the book. I am sewing things to sell but don’t have a clue how to do it. I am thinking of starting with craft fairs and going on from there. This would be an excellent book for me to learn how to do things. Thanks

  127. I have really enjoyed the patterns I’ve ordered from gingercake.. I make things for our chuch bazaars and gifts for giving I would love to win a copy of your book and get some new ideas.

  128. I have your first book.. I would love to win your second book. I sew for friends.. love watching your video’s..

  129. I have enjoyed making all the patterns I have ordered from Ginger Cake. I make things for our church bazaars and gifts for giving. I would love to win your book and get more ideas.

  130. I love the first book so much ,it has helped me greatly on my sewing journey. Hope to buy the new one too . You are a great sewing teacher.

  131. thank you for the opportunity to win your new book- and congrats on it’s publication.

  132. Loved the first book! Cant wait for the second one!

  133. I would love to win your book. I have a sewing business and have expanded into making Memory products. I enjoyed your last book!

  134. Looks like a really good book to have and use. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  135. I am getting ready for a craft fair in April 2019 and this book would help me tremendously in my preparation. Thanks for your encouragement through your blog.

  136. I would love to start selling things but I’m scared that if I invest money in it I won’t even get my money that I spent of the projects. Would your book help me with that situation? I sure hope it would. Thank you for this chance.

  137. Would love to win your book. Maybe it will give me a little confidence to get started. Thank you .

  138. I have always loved craft. I am just starting a little craft business which I have named after my grandmother who taught me to sew. I have purchased a couple of your patterns which I am keen to try. I would absolutely love to win a copy of your book so i could learn some useful tips to make my business successful.

  139. I dream of starting my own business. I am always inspired by your projects so who know one day my dream will come true. Thank you!!

  140. Beautiful! I have your first book and absolutely love it. I currently run a part time sewing business, my sales are mainly by going to craft shows and word of mouth. In 2019, I would like grow more online.

  141. I would love to have a copy of your book! The projects and information look/sound so valuable. Thank you for offering the giveaway.

  142. I have your first book! This one looks terrific. I could use some inspiration and a push to get a small
    business started.

  143. Since retiring from business then a teaching career I have taken up sewing again. I’ve learned to Quilt and love seeing minky blankets for new moms, friends and family. I also love sewing linen; sheets, drapes, towels, purses, and various others projects. I thought about sewing to sell items at bazaars which is a goal for next fall! So I’ll be busy this year. Thank you for your tutorial for quick pencil pouches , I’ve made several this fall for gifts. I would love to have your book, which might help me feel more confident about creating a inventory to sell. Thank You and have a Merry Christmas!

  144. I own the first book and would also love to own this book. I often think of starting my own business. The only thing (one) holding me back is me.

  145. I love your fiesta book. I even sent you a picture of it when I saw it at a bookstore in Madrid (Spain). Can’t wait to read the sequel 😉

  146. I absolutely love your patterns and your fabrics! Such inspiration! Thank you for your creativity and style!!

  147. I am a hobbyist hoping to get sewing on a more regular basis. However I have 2 little ones under 3 who are keeping me pretty busy. I love to check out your blogs for inspiration as I dream of getting to the sewing machine as soon as possible!!

  148. Sewing to sell would be a dream job for me! I’m still such a beginner, The first book was filled with inspiration! I’ve made several of the projects and my skills improve with each one. I’m very excited to see what the newest book has in store!

  149. I loved the first book and the patterns and have made many tote bags for family and friends . My all time favorite pattern is your penguin pillow- I have made many a baby gift with that one! I sometimes will sell something to a friend but don’t really have the time to sew enough for a business- but sewing for friends and family gives me a creative outlet.

  150. I have flirted with the idea of staying my own sewing business multiple times. I have yet to home in on a specific line of items and struggle to figure out how to actually be profitable since I hate assembly line production and making the fame thing over and over. Now my daughter wants to start a sewing business! Any help would be appreciated.

  151. Loved the first book and looking forward to this one. I teach sewing to young girls.

  152. I love your patterns and tutorials. Thank you, thank you!!!

  153. So many great projects!! I love those kind of simple, quick projects for gift giving.

  154. Hello,
    I ‘ve starting a small business, I sew comfy clothes for kids and mothers. And another business initiative, where Im making recycling clothes from old dresses or textiles by recycling way.
    I have some difficulties e.g registrating by government, high taxes etc., less time for myselfand my family, I thing all of you you know that…

    Best regards for all 🙂

  155. I live in Australia and I am 68 years old, I attend handmade markets..It is getting harder to find quick and easy projects to make and sell, Would love a book with fresh ideas. Cheers Patricia Mccullagh.

  156. Congratulations on your latest book! I loved your first book and refer back to it time and time again for inspiration and project ideas, so I look forward to getting your second book (it will be on my Christmas wish list!). I’ve been running my sewing business for 7 years now and am just delving into bag pattern design myself as it’s fun coming up with new bag styles.

  157. Honestly, being a mum was/is holding me back BUT both kids will be in school full time next year so I’ll actually have time!! Whoo Hoo,, actually time to do things!!

    p.s. Love the look of your new book, Congratulations on it!!

  158. I’m so happy with your first book. I hope to get the second one soon. Maybe I can ask it as a present, but it would be great to win it!
    Greatings and thanks for your video tutorials which I like very much!

  159. Congratulations, I love the first book and cannot wait to purchase the next one

  160. I’ve always wanted to have my own sewing and craft business. Can’t wait to read your books and get started. Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  161. Loved the first book. Looking forward to getting the second for Christmas!

  162. I love your first book. Have made several items from it. I sell on a small scale at a local boutique. I’m interested in craft fairs but have not been able to set any up though I’ve tried. I love collecting fabric 😉 and sewing!

  163. I look forward to the new patterns you post.
    Your book looks great, would love to have a chance to win.
    I love sewing. My grandchild look forward to what I will make next for them. I thought about starting a busness, but am going to have to wait.
    Many Blessings

  164. I loved the first book! it was informative and very helpful. I am so excited about the new book! I love your blog and honestly you have such great ideas and I love the fact you are willing to share. I have vowed to take my business to the next level this year. so I am looking for any helpful hints. I know this book will do the trick.

  165. Virginia, I love how clear your instructions are so I’m so looking forward to reading this book & trying some of the projects. I have a small business with my daughter,
    M.a.D. Hatters (Mother and Daughter Hatters). I’m sure I will pick up some useful tips & I’m happy to see you’ve included interviews with other successful makers.

  166. I joined my friends Etsy shop to sell a few items. I started with the zipper pouches in your first book. I would love to make a decent income from sewing, but have been nervous to really give it my all

  167. Congratulations! I have your first Sewing to Sell book and have recently started going through it again. After a three-year stint of computerized longarming as a business, I’ve realized that MAKING is what I really love so will move in that direction. I’m looking forward to your new book!

  168. New to sewing but would love to increase my skill level so that I could eventially sell my work

  169. I’d love to be able to sell my work but what’s holding me back is that I’m not familiar with a couple areas of the business- photography and marketing mainly. I know I can make a product but product photography isn’t something I’m very familiar with and oh boy, marketing?? I hope that your book can provide some insights into this 🙂

  170. I would love to have a sewing business but I am not good at designing and I definetely need to perfect my skills. Maybe someday.

  171. I am so excited for your new book! I’m loved your first book and I’m sure this one will be great, too!! I hope I get to see it in my local bookstore,,

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