Friday, February 27, 2015

Selling Your Fabric Designs and Sewing Patterns

Hi there! This is the portfolio that I created and took to Quilt Market in 2009. I worked on the designs in this portfolio for about a year before putting them in the book. The front of the portfolio is a little quilt that I made with my designs and then had printed at Spoonflower. Inside, there were loads of pages with fabric designs. I have never taken pictures or shown this to anyone besides the folks at Quilt Market.

It was a very exciting time in my career. I LOVE my job, I always have. Are you wondering why I am just now getting around to showing you my portfolio from six years ago? I was doing a photo shoot for a new Power Session at BurdaStyle. Wondering what I am talking about, here's the scoop.

If you're thinking you would like to design fabric or sewing patterns for a living, then this might just be what you need to get going on your dreams. Power Sessions are an hour long webinar. In this one I am spilling information on designing for companies, for your self, selling PDFs, paper patterns, and licensing. There's a place for questions, so you can ask me anything during those days that the course runs. The webinar is up for one week only, and you can sign up anytime during that week. You can head over to BurdaStyle and read much, much more information about it. Here's the link and I hope to see you there!

BurdaStyle Power Session
Selling Your Designs: How to turn your fabric and sewing pattern designs in to Profit

Have you always wanted to see your name on the selvage of your fabric? Have you played around with designing fabric but don’t know where to start? Maybe you’ve got some sewing pattern ideas but don’t have the money for large printed quantities. Licensing could be your answer. Maybe writing a book. Is a good avenue for you to persue. Have you considered PDF patterns or print in demand services? What about art fairs or wholesale markets? 
Sometimes you have to think outside the box to find your place in the fabric world. This webinar will give you more than enough ideas and tools to get you started on your dream of becoming a self supporting designer. This webinar is loaded with resources to get you started, helping you find the right contacts and information. Ask specific questions to help you on the road to success.


  1. Thank you Jennifer. I will check it out.

  2. Wow! I need to register for this. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Thanks Jennifer for the lovely fabric designs and sewing patterns.


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