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Commercial Sewing Patterns: What does the future hold?

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What is the future of sewing? Will independent pattern designers replace the Big-4 - McCalls, Simplicity, Butterick and Vogue?

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Five Good Reasons to Purchase These Masks

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Five reasons to purchase these masks.

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Building a Better Mousetrap - Applying Design Thinking to Improve Products

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Using design thinking to improve products.

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Vermont Business Magazine - My first official advertisement!

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One of the reasons I love going to craft shows is that is where my products practically sell themselves. Using ecommerce, Instagram and Facebook you can reach a larger audience but it is difficult to show customers how vivid the canvas colors are, how comfy it feels to the touch after being dyed and washed several times, or the quality of the sewing and bag construction.   Most of the craft shows I planned to attend in 2020 were canceled, with the exception of the Woodstock Apple Fest, which is only about a 20-minute drive from my place. It was...

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Masks Now Mandated in Vermont: Where to Buy Locally

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It's official. Starting August 1, 2020 everyone in Vermont over the age of 2 yrs. needs to wear a mask and keep six feet apart. If you want to know the exact rules, check out Vermont State's Mask Mandate: https://accd.vermont.gov/covid-19/restart/masks Facebook and Google are doing their best to block small businesses from selling masks, so it can be hard for local mask makers to get the word out, however Vermont State does provide a Face Covering Guide - how to make them and also where to buy them. Another source for local mask makers is a VSECU blog https://blog.vsecu.com/get-your-vermont-made-face-masks-here Buying...

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