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imagine gnats February 06 2014, 1 Comment

 Today on the tour we'll be hearing from the talented and always entertaining Rachael from Imagine Gnats.  



Just recently Rachael informed me she is hosting a Indiegogo campaign to help raise funds to print her pattern line and I couldn't be more happy to see her patterns in print!  Here is some more information from Rachel herself! 

imagine gnats started as a little etsy shop, selling small sewn items to help support my family and also to give me a creative outlet in a corporate world. it's come a long way in just five years... from a hobby to a full-time job. my love of sewing and design has grown as well, and now my own sewing patterns help and inspire others to create. i am proud to have created patterns for garments that are easy to sew and easy to wear. imagine gnats patterns feature classic silhouettes with a modern twist that incorporate clever details and practical techniques currently, my patterns are all offered as printable pdfs. the money raised on indiegogo will help cover the costs of an initial run of paper patterns, which means sharing my designs with even more sewists and inspiring more people. for the cost of one pattern, you can help me reach my goal AND be one of the first to get the printed pattern of your choice. for a little bit more, you can get a full set of imagine gnats printed patterns. plus, early bird specials offer even better deals for the first contributors! my initial print run will include 500 each of my existing five garment patterns. all of the money raised will go directly to that effort. once patterns are printed, i begin the selling and distribution phase. i would love for you to tweet, share on facebook, email your friends and family... anything that will get the word out. every share helps and is so appreciated. 

Here is the direct link to donate and help spread the word! 

Tomorrow we'll be stopping by I Seam Stressed to see what Figgy fun she has in store for us!  


Happy Sewing - Shelly


the dream August 22 2012, 3 Comments

Before I began designing/selling childrens' pattern in 2008 I was a sewing teacher.  I still am.  I've not stopped teaching because it is my escape from my other job which consists mostly of me in front of the lap top or stuffing patterns.  From the time I was a young gal my mom always thought I would be a good teacher and when I teach children how to sew I agree with her.  Teaching keeps me in touch with creativity.  The kids let me be a good teacher because they continue to inspire me and encourage me.  The children keep me going.

It has been amazing to see the increasing number of children that want to learn how to sew and the number of parents that want them to learn as well.  Actually, I don't know many people that don't want to learn how to sew or craft on some sort of level.  My dream is a sewing school.  A place where children young and old can learn how to craft: sew, knit, crochet, embroider & learn handi work.

Want to learn more about my dream?  Perhaps we share the same passion? If we do please pass along this link to your friend and family.

  I'm ready to make this dream a reality and in turn hopefully I can make a child's dream come true too.

Happy Sewing - Shelly

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