Introducing SewSet!

A few months ago I started talking about a little website I started working on called SewSet

SewSet. See.Save.Sew.


  Well, its HERE!  And I couldn’t be more proud.  




SewSet is a forum where users can freely upload and share their patterns and tutorials with the on-line sewing community, search the sewing directory, and save their favorites for future reference.  Your on-line sewing source if you will.  



We have made SewSet as easy to use as possible.  Think of it as a powerful mix between Pinterest and your weekly link party!  With each tutorial or pattern taking less than 2 minutes to upload, you will find adding your sewing creations to be a breeze.    

The home page will showcase my daily top pattern and tutorial picks…



And under each main category you will find loads of subcategories to help refine your search, as well as a powerful back engine key-word search.



SewSet returns all searches in random order each time a category is opened, which means you no longer need to worry about your placement in the list.  Furthermore, you can also filter your search with ‘free tutorials’, ‘patterns for sale’, or to ‘search all’.



See something you like?  Simply click to open it for more details…



Each pattern and tutorial is set to link back to the designers direct URL page, which means you can choose to either go to their website for the full Pattern & Tutorial…



Or save it to your ‘Favorites Folder’ for future reference!



You can even search by designer to see a list of projects made and uploaded specifically by them, and check out their designer profile…




The best part?  At every angle we operate to give you more exposure.  With links to your blog or webpage, your facebook page, even your Twitter and Pinterest accounts, it is our goal to help future followers find you!  SewSet is strictly operating as a large sewing brochure, and at every turn for more information on any project you will be directed back to the URL link provided with each project.  



We are not a shop, simply a directory.  It is our goal to give those who offer patterns a place to be found and seen, and to give those who are searching, a place to find them.




I have had some fabulous feedback from friends who were kind enough to help me with the Soft Launch, tweaking it to perfection…Now its YOUR turn.



Hop on over to become a member, upload your own patterns & tutorials, and spread the word! 




If the sewing and blogging community embraces SewSet, we can truly turn it into a fantastic on-line sewing source!  It’s time the sewing world got in on the ravelry fun, and we are only just in the beginning stages with SewSet.  Let’s get the ball rolling!



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Jess

Jess Abbott the Sewing Rabbit is the founder and creative director behind the me sew crazy blog, as well as SewSet.com, 5 & 10 Designs, GNO Events, and co-editor of STYLO. She resides in Virginia Beach with her husband and 3 children.
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  1. says

    I was just thinking the other day that someone needed to come up with something like this and here it is! Going over to sign up and check it out right now :)

  2. says

    Congrats Jessica! It looks more awesome than I imagined from your sneak peek post a while back (and I thought it was a pretty awesome idea then!).

  3. says

    HOLY flippin’ cow… you are going to be rich & famous, get ready! I already created my page and added a few designs. In doing so, I thought I’d give a bit of feedback. Whenever I grab photos from my website via the link (not uploading) it doesn’t grab all of the images, so there isn’t very much to “choose” from when going that route and then when I was setting what I wanted the preview image to be, it wasn’t sticking when I went back out to my main page. It just chose a portion however it wanted to choose it, so some of my images look cut off and not square or not the selected portion that I wanted!

    No worries, I don’t care that much, just thought I would let you know those little issues I was having since this is all brand new. This is an awesome idea. I’m really excited about it!

    • says

      you are so funny Vanessa! No need to be rich and famous, I would settle just for enough money to have help watching the kids :) – HA! And perhaps endorse my fabric obsession – lol.

      Not sure why it isn’t grabbing all of the images, I will have to look into that! But I know what you are talking about when it comes to cropping the image. The cropped image is what will show on the category list – but the full image is what shows when you pull up your specific design.

      So it looks like the crop perhaps didn’t work afterwards when you are still editing the profile, as you can see the full image still. But – it in fact did, and you will see that when you look at afterwards in the list.

      We did keep the crop a distinct portrait size – this was mainly for uniformity in the listing for a more streamline design. I know it hinders when you want something specific chosen, but if we did it any other way things would have looked all over the place.

      Hopefully one day we can figure out Pinterest’s method of how they have their photos set to be all over the place in various sizes – and still look good. But I am afraid that is still above our heads for now.

      Thank you again so much for your feedback – I really appreciate it!!!

  4. says

    I love it! As a novice sewer, I am in need of easy tutorials made by experienced, talented women. I really appreciate this site and have already seen multiple things that I want to make!!

  5. says

    This was definitely the next logical step for you! I concur that I too am a loyal fan! I find that I really connect with most of everything you do! It’s amazing that you managed to lock in on a great idea that was actually really needed on the interwebs! How many people can say they did that! I spent all morning on your new site uploading everything and I am so excited about this!!!! Sew crazy wonderful!!!!!

  6. says

    This is great! I just popped over here from your post on Designs by Sessa. Glad to know about this site. It looks awesome, and I’m heading there right now. :)

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