The Curvy Sewing Collective is a social enterprise for women sewing. This group is not just for those looking to make a living at home by selling their own or others’, but also for those who just want to get out there and share the joys of sewing with like-minded women who share a passion for beautiful clothing. If you have a new or old sewing machine and you want to join the fun, this is one place you might look.
The founder of the Curvy Sewing Collective, Andie, started sewing when she was only fifteen years old. She loved the thought of being able to help others while making something beautiful at home, all the while being just as self-sufficient to do so. She completed her first sewing project when she was seventeen and since then she has shared her passions for sewing and Instagram photography. Now, she has a small shop that sells sewing machines and accessories locally and online through Instagram. She is hoping to one day take it to the next level and open a store one day.
I met Andie at a local sewing class a while back and she invited me to her class the next month. She is always down to give helpful advice and show new people how to use their equipment to make a difference. So, needless to say, I was eager to see what she had in store for me and one of her tricks was curvy clothes and accessories. She invited me to her sewing community on Instagram and we instantly hit it off. I think we’re going to start a group of our own and eventually even share it on social media for curvy sewing collective.
I was excited to find Andie has a wonderful blog at Sew Queer. The site features articles about her life, fashion, sewing, and much more. It’s full of tips and inspiration for anyone who wants to sew and learn.
Another member of the Curvy Sewing Collective, Maxine, also had a blog that is full of beautiful posts and encouragement to everyone who is sewing. One of the things I really like about her blog is she offers both tips and techniques and tells her audience how to get more out of their projects. Maxine also participates in Instagram and Twitter accounts. I’m excited to follow her and see what she does next.
It’s important to mention that we have met over email and spoken quite a few times via phone. We’ve discussed a lot of different topics and I feel as though Andie and Maxine have a very real connection. They are both continuously inspiring me to be better at my craft. It is exciting to see a new social media platform is built to help sewers all over the world communicate. It is also very encouraging to see two seasoned sewers gaining new followers on Instagram and Twitter.
I’m not going to go into detail about our online conversations because we have been talking about this new social networking website for a while now. What I will say is that we both absolutely love the idea and it looks like curvy sewing might just be taking off! I think it’s a great idea for people who prefer Instagram and Twitter over a website, and I think the curvy sewing collective members would enjoy it as well.
It’s exciting to see a new social media platform that helps the entire sewing community. We hope that the curvy sewing collective community takes advantage of the incredible services this site has to offer. With many new websites popping up all the time, it’s important for the traditional sites to keep bringing new and exciting content to their members. By providing useful information to the larger group of size ranges and sewers, these sites are doing just that! Keep reading to learn more about our experience building a membership with The Sewing Lot.
Curvy Sewing Collective – Successful Social Networking For Clothing Designers
The Curvy Sewing Collective consists of a collection of extremely talented seamstresses with all things creative, ranging from lace to crocheting, from waist to feet, from tulle to knit, the collective is dedicated to sharing their talent and craft with others. Ashleigh, a former elementary school teacher, wanted to share her love and skill with others so she began by creating her own line of clothes for children. She designed patterns for dresses, skirts, bibs, bodysuits and more. After creating the first few dresses for sale, she knew she had to create a larger catalog of items so that others could see what she had created.
With the help of her friends, Ashleigh created a website, The Curvy Sewing Collective, where people can purchase items and pay for their work. Within a very short time, the collective has been extremely popular, and the members are known collectively as the “curvy crew”. They meet online on a daily basis to discuss projects, design ideas, and tips on sewing. As the collective grows, they are hoping to create a bigger hub of home sewing communities, and ultimately, a nationwide network of seamstresses with the same love and passion for crafting that Ashleigh has.
Recently, The Curvy Sewing Collective has been taking the world by storm, with their twitter account and online community. The collective has exploded since their inception, becoming a household name for those who enjoy both trendy fashions and originality. They have been so successful, in fact, that The Social Engagement Blog listed them as one of the best twenty social media sites for business professionals, along with LinkedIn, Facebook, and Google+. Curvy has also received many positive press from major publications including The New York Times, CNN, Yahoo, and Teen Vogue. By utilizing social engagement on their website, The Curvy Sewing Collective has created an online community of seamstresses that sell their handcrafted creations and have built large networks of customers interested in purchasing their wares.
To further increase awareness of their products, the curvy sewing collective has set up a blog, and a forum on the site. The blog offers not only detailed information about the company and products, but also interviews with members. On the forum, members post questions and comment regarding sewing topics, and discuss strategies for expanding their businesses. Both websites are working to provide useful tools and information to individuals interested in both casual and professional home sewing.
Another exciting aspect of the Curvy Sewing Collective‘s social media outlets is their use of manjuism, which is an artistic Japanese-style embroidery. Manju is used for a variety of reasons, including to create a logo or tag line, and to display stitch patterns. In addition, the collective has posted pictures of many many artists from all over the world, allowing potential customers to peruse their work and decide if they want to purchase any of their designs. On each picture, there is an informative description, and a link to view more photos. This type of online marketing is quite unique and already shows great promise for expanding the target market for their sewing machines.
Not to be left out, the Curvy Sewing Collective Facebook page also features a section for its followers. The Facebook team continues to work hard to attract new customers, and to keep old ones returning. Currently, the group has over eleven thousand Facebook followers and is enjoying great growth. If you would like to follow the Collective and see what recipes they recommend for creating custom menu, or simply follow the progress of their recently created manju tattoo designs, you can do so by clicking the link below. The group is also active on Twitter, and you may also follow them on Twitter.