Friends, I received a very interesting email from MPB reader Chris today, and I thought I might run it by you (with Chris's permission of course) and find out what you think.
I ran across your blog recently, and since you write about sewing a lot, I was hoping I could ask for some feedback about a sewing-related idea I've had recently. I love to sew, but hate to lay out the pattern and cut the fabric - I always just want to get to the actual sewing! So I've had this idea that I've been trying to figure out if anyone else would want - I imagine a website where you could enter your measurements, pick your fabric, and pick your pattern, and get the pre-cut fabric pieces shipped to your door, ready for sewing! (A variation is that it would just print the pattern right on the fabric, but not cut it out.)
So my question is: do you think anyone else would want a service like that? It removes some of the fun of picking your fabric in person, and messing with the pattern - but it would seem to save so much time, and get you right to the good stuff. Anyway, I was just curious to get people's reaction to my idea, and if you had any thoughts about it. Thanks!
What do you think, readers? Could you imagine something like this taking off? (Naturally, I am trusting that none of you will steal Chris's idea -- that wouldn't be in the spirit of MPB, would it?)
There does seem to be a market for sewing shortcuts, easy patterns, machines that do it all, etc.
Is Chris onto something? Could his idea be part of the future of home sewing or is this the sewing-equivalent of a Betty Crocker cake? (Or both)
I'm a native New Yorker and sewing fanatic! I started sewing in 2009 and today make all my own clothes using vintage sewing machines and vintage patterns, in addition to sewing for private clients. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!