Putting Out A Pattern

Alrighty – I’ve finished the Mini Patchfolio pattern!   My plan was to put together a pattern of 3 book-ish items and call it “Sew. Create. Small Books.”  I’m really happy with that cute name.  🙂  But now, for reasons beyond my control, I won’t be able to release my small books pattern until December.   I’m really okay with that, but over the past few months, several of you have mentioned that you’d like to make the Mini Patch for Christmas presents.  So what to do?  Perhaps not the best business decision ever, but I’m going to publish the Mini Patchfolio by itself for a couple of months.  Then in December I’ll publish “Small Books” and that will be the official pattern that I market to shops etc.  Kind of like releasing a single before the entire album comes out, right?  So when “Small Books” comes out, hopefully no one will be surprised that the Mini Patchfolio is in there again.  Also, instead of listing it in Etsy, I’m listing it on my site and crossing my fingers that the shopping cart I set up through Paypal works.  🙂 

Putting together a pattern for me means lots and lots of sewing.  Reading and re-reading instructions, editing, then putting it aside for a few weeks to get a fresh look at it all over again and then more sewing.  Throw in some test sewers to help out and the process seems to take forever.  And even longer if the printer has a hard time getting the pattern pieces just right.  But the Mini Patchfolio?  I love making these things.  And I love this fabric!  It’s Joel Dewberry, of course, and now I’ve used it up.  Boo hoo!  But there will always be new lines coming out, right Joel?

And Amy Butler’s Nigella.  Beautiful, isn’t it?  I made 4 mini patches with this fabric.  Ahhh – even the selvage is pretty. 

The Small Books pattern is available here.

29 thoughts on “Putting Out A Pattern

  1. The minis look great! I still haven’t made my maxi patchfolio and now I want to make this one. What to do, what to do? 🙂 The Sew. Create. Small books. title is very clever!

  2. I am watching in the mail for mine to arrive. I love your site and always am checking to see what you are making. I too am a stay at home mom of three, ranging from 10yr to 4yr and I am a bagaholic and quilter, my fourth child is my quilt frame. Which many people are always asking what is that, you would think it’s obvious when attached to a sewing machine but I guess not.

  3. Have been visiting for a bit… saw your offer for the mini patchfolio and couldn’t resist… seems to have worked form my end! :o) I’ll be very excited to receive it in the mail!!! I would love to be able to make some up for my friends! Thank you again!!! :o)

  4. I got the pattern in the mail Thursday, and I have already made one! I love it. I must give you props – it is VERY cleverly designed. No hand-sewing, for one; everything so neat and tidy and lined up, for another. Great job!

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