On this page you can find recommended books, classes, and supplies. While we may receive a small compensation for our referrals, all of our recommendations are based on personal experience.

RECOMMENDED CLASSES

Bluprint has been an invaluable source of learning for the sewing side of our business. Although I (Andrea) had my start in sewing as a child, I was able to hone my skills and start my own business with the information and confidence I received through the classes available on Bluprint. When I started, you had to purchase each class individually, so I spent hundreds, but now you can access all classes for a low monthly price. AND you get to keep free classes for each month that you are a member. AAAND...you can even do a free trial, so you have nothing to lose.

In my blog, I will mention which classes specifically helped me the most through different stages. I know they'll be helpful for you as well. 

How did I learn to design my own fabrics and create digital illustrations? I couldn't have done it without Skillshare. You'll find hundreds of classes shared by creators around the world. 

If you use the link below, you can get 2 free months of Skillshare and I assure you you won't leave without learning something new! 

Click here.

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

SEWING SUPPLIES

I highly recommend this line of Singer sewing machines, because they are great not only for beginners but even for advanced sewists. You won't find a better price than at these provided links. They are all under $200. I will soon have a blog post with specifics. 

Singer 4423

Singer 4432

Singer 4452

Although the Janome listed below is more expensive than the Singers and has less features, I am recommending it because it is has been extremely reliable for me.

If you're interested in getting a serger, the Juki 654DE is a true workhorse well worth investing in. 

And my recommendation for a coverstitch machine is the Juki MCS1500, no issues with skipped stitches as some machines are notorious for.