Cottage Industry Labels
Sew Liberated wants to support you – craftivists, WAHMs (work-at-home moms), students, and anyone interested in using their creativity and mad sewing skills to supplement their income. Through our Cottage Industry Program, you can use Sew Liberated designs to tap into the ever-growing handmade movement. Sell finished items made from our patterns to friends, local boutiques, or in your online store. We have tried to make it easy to participate:
- You can purchase license labels here. Each label authorizes you to make and sell one item (such as a garment or bag) from Sew Liberated patterns. Just sew or iron it into your finished product. It can be attached anywhere on the wrong side of a garment, into the seam of an accessory, or on the inside of a bag. If you sell an item online, be sure to include a photo of the Sew Liberated label in your listing.
- Purchasing a license automatically enrolls you in our Cottage Industry Partners Program. By purchasing a license, you are agreeing to the terms of the Cottage Industry Program. (Yes, it's lawyer-speak, but we tried to keep it to a minimum.)
- Each license label costs $5, and gives you the license to sell ONE item made from a Sew Liberated design. (Again, see the Terms for details.) There are discounts if you buy 5, 10, or 20 labels at one time.
- We do not charge shipping and handling for Cottage Industry Labels. Patterns and books are not included in your purchase of a license, and must be purchased separately.
- Licenses cover all Sew Liberated patterns, including those in Meg's two books. Emmeline Aprons and Schoolhouse Tunics are our two designs most in demand, but you might produce and sell Art Satchels or sets of Irresistible Numbers, both from Growing Up Sew Liberated, too! *Please note that two designs in Meg's books are not covered by the license: "Baby's First Book" in Sew Liberated and the "Doll Papoose" in Growing Up Sew Liberated. These patterns were designed by Melissa Crowe and Fabiola Perez-Sitko, respectively.
- Licenses cover only unique items produced by boutique sewists and are not intended for mass production. If you would like to mass produce items based on our designs, please contact us.
- For more information, please see our Cottage Industry Program FAQ page.