Tackle it Tuesday #145: Designing patterns with Courtney

This week we are welcoming Courtney from her blog, Sister to Sister and You can Make this, her online shop. Even though Courtney is a talented seamstress and designer, she considers her most important jobs in the world to be: a wife and a mother to three precious girls. Not to mention, those little gals are ages 3 and under! Everything she does stems from that.

Courtney is also a designer and some of her patterns can be found here. She loves to sew and is a self proclaimed fabric-holic. She uses her blog as a way to enrich her life and the lives of those around her.

Designing Patterns

I have been working on a sewing pattern for awhile now for 3 different blankets for babies, affectionately called “lovies”.

I have completed two of them (a Penguin and a Panda), but I am stuck on the third, maybe you can help me with this: I have also had trouble with a “name” or “theme” for these Black and White Friends and would LOVE your help!

Some of you (like myself not too long ago!) may not understand just how much is involved in writing an ePattern.

    Here are a few of the main steps involved in this Tackle:

  1. Designing (drawing) the actual pattern.
  2. Scanning the pattern onto the PC.
  3. Testing the Pattern.
  4. Taking step by step pictures.
  5. Editing and resizing all the pictures.
  6. Writing the instructions.
  7. Designing a Cover Page. (Still need to finish this!)
  8. Finally, putting it all together in a PDF file.

Can you guess what it is going to be? A Cuddly Polar Bear!

Please stop by Sister To Sister and let me know what YOU think the is eBook should be called! If your idea is chosen you will in a FREE copy of the eBook!

The Organizing Mommy (Jena W) says: Wow! I am impressed! I’ve always wanted to design and publish my own patterns, and this was soooo helpful. Those are so cute! This week I was tackling organizing my recipes/ cookbooks. It isn’t completely done, but if you would like to know how I did it, check it out on my blog, organized everyday.

Each week on Tuesday, we are posting before and after pictures of a project or trouble area that we tackled this week.

The project can be little or big – whatever you want. Basically, Tackle It Tuesday is about giving ourselves incentive, deadlines and satisfaction in getting our household tasks done. (It doesn’t even have to be housework… just whatever is on your To Do list.)

If you tackled a project this week, just add a comment and add your link below.

Happy tackling ladies…

Written by 5 Minutes for Mom Featured Columnist: Jena

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  1. says

    I’d say a polar bear, a panda and a penguin work together beautifully. What a talented woman you are. Now I shall nip along and check out the e-book.


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