Have you ever looked at the patterns I sell, and thought "Can I do that?"
Well, this post is for you!
The more patterns that I come out with, the more I started thinking about creating levels of difficulty so that I can label my patterns correctly. I've created a list of levels, and descriptions for each level, so that you can know which patterns you can handle, and which ones you might need help with!
Here they are:
Now let's break them down a little:
Curious: Beginner. I would love to sew! I have a sewing machine, but I've really never done anything with it.
Capable: Advanced Beginner. I've sewn a couple times, and I've used a few sewing patterns. I sometimes have to refer to my sewing machine manual to figure out how to change things.
Confident: Intermediate. I sew on the regular and I'm very familiar with using sewing patterns. I know my machine like the back of my hand!
Cocky: Advanced. I am a fantastic sewer! I don't even need to look at directions most of the time. I just look at the pattern pieces and intuitively understand how things go together. I have lots of different sewing machines.
Couture: Very Advanced. I know some advanced sewing techniques, and I don't mind taking extra time to make my projects really stand out. I can draft my own patterns but I'd rather you do the pattern work for me so that I can get sewing. I can handle any alterations I may need to make.
CRAZY: Crazy. I LOVE SEWING NO MATTER HOW HARD OR WEIRD IT IS!! GIVE ME EVERYTHING YOU'VE GOT! COMPLEX SEWING PROBLEMS? PUZZLES? BRING IT ON! (I don't actually know yet what kind of pattern would be in this level, but I thought I needed to go there, just in case)
Bonus - Custom: This isn't really a level, but it is a good label to know. When you see that I have marked a pattern as custom, you will know that for an extra fee I can alter the pattern just for you! For example, my Quilted Tombstone Pillow is custom, because you can customize the text on the tombstone!
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