September was National Sewing Month, one of my favorite months of the year!
I celebrated by purchasing a used ruffler foot for my sewing machine. It didn’t come with any instructions. I did some research, figured out how to use it, and made a little YouTube video about it. Since I was making so many ruffles, I decided I’d better come up with a project in which to use them. I designed a tote bag with a ruffled top, then made a YouTube video to show how to make it. That was fun, and now I have several tote bags, made with my own fabric designs!
I drew and designed a printable PDF and listed it in my Etsy shop. I’d opened my Etsy shop a while ago, but wasn’t ever quite sure what to do with it. I can never think of selling my creations – I always want to keep them for myself, or give them as gifts. Recently, Etsy sent out a newsletter about selling printable downloads. It inspired me to give it a try!My most exciting news as a fabric designer happened this month! Someone purchased 20 (yes 20!) yards of my “Roadrunner and Tracks” fabric design from Spoonflower! I was beyond delighted that someone liked my fabric well enough to buy 20 yards of it. I wish I knew what they’re making!
I had lots of fun during National Sewing Month. Of course, for me, every month involves lots of sewing!