I’ve put together a list of original sewing and pattern making articles that you can access by clicking the images below. I’ve also gathered some of my favorite tools of the trade, software, websites, and continuing education programs that I have found to be the top of the line! I hope you find this page both useful and beneficial! Check back often as I will continually add to it!
Disclosure: Please note that some or all of the links contained on this page are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I might earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase. Please know that I have experience with all of these products and I feel confident recommending them to you because I have found them to be helpful and useful….Read more here.
My most recommended….
Tools of the Trade
Fabrics.com Fabrics.com has a great variety of discounted fabrics and notions for every project!
FunkiFabrics These guys have a great selection of printed lycra fabrics that you will not find anywhere else!
Fairgate Pattern Drafting rulers Definitely worth the investment
My favorite pattern making tools
Webhosting and Blogging Tools
ConvertKit The most robust e-mail marketing provider out there! Convert kit is just plain awesome.
Coschedule These guys have a super great editorial and social media scheduling calendar that installs directly into WordPress!
Tailwind This is a Pinterest and Instagram scheduler and it is Ah-mazing!
Board Booster While this is also a Pinterest scheduler, it’s very different from the previous. Board Booster allows you to loop your pins for maximum exposure!
Go Daddy Go Daddy has amazing deals on domains, hosting, and even book-keeping software! I use them for all of the above!
StudioPress They have awesome WordPress themes that use the Genesis Framework. I purchased my theme from them! Do you like?
Snip.ly This is a neat way to share content from your favorite sites. What it allows you to do is add a bubble to the page you are sharing with a call to action and a clickable button! Check it out in action, here.
Adobe Illustrator I use Illustrator for EVERYTHING you see here on the blog, from patterns to graphics. I do use Adobe Photoshop to do simple photo edits, but everything else…I use my beloved Illustrator! I LOVE this program!
Craftsy This site is awesome! They provide tools and online classes to help you learn things like sewing, pattern making, knitting, and a whole bunch more!
Pattern Workshop This is a super great course if you want to learn how to use Adobe Illustrator for drafting and grading patterns.
Creative Bug is a subscription-based site that offers premium art and craft workshops; including sewing, pattern-making, knitting, and more. And it’s only $4.95 per month!!! Try it free for 2 weeks!