Featured Designer- Terra's Treasures

Today I'm excited to share with you our March Featured Designer, Terra Jennings of Terra's Treasures. We will be doing a sew a long next week of her Long Beach Board Shorts and Terra is offering a $7 sale on the pattern through Sunday for the sew along. You can find the pattern HERE. I really hope you'll sew along with us! This pattern is unisex and comes in sizes 3m to 14, wow! I've got all my kids covered with one pattern, and I can't wait to get started. 

 


Manhattan Skirt and Provincial top

Manhattan Skirt and Provincial top

Can you give me a little background about yourself? 

     I'm a mother of three, 2 boys and one very spoiled little girl. (First girl born on my husbands side in 75 years.) I was a dental assistant for several years before I began this venture in PDF patterns. I actually sold the clothes I made from my patterns first before I really decided that my favorite part of the process was the designing. It took me a year to figure out how to take my hand drawn patterns and turn them into PDF's. But now I truly enjoy what I do.



Flutter Sleeve Dress

Flutter Sleeve Dress

 

 

Who taught you to sew and when? 

 My mother taught me how to sew when I was 8. She handed my sister and I little scraps of fabric and a needle and thread. From there we designed clothes for our barbies. Lol they weren't pretty, but they were a lot of fun. We were told when we were comfortable with a needle and thread we could start using the sewing machine. And from there my love of sewing began. 

 

 

 

 

 

Mainstreet Dress and T

Mainstreet Dress and T

 

How did you get started in design? 

When my first son was 6 months old I really wanted to buy him a puffy vest. All the ones in the stores were not any color I was looking for. So I thought, no problem I'll just sew him one. I looked everywhere and could not find a pattern. So I made one. Then when I started my Etsy shop I read all about copyright info and realized I couldn't use anyone else's pattern without permission. And at the time, there wasn't a lot that allowed it. So, I thought, I can do this, and started my own designs. 

 

 

 

 

Monkey Leggings

Monkey Leggings

     

 

 

What inspires you? 

Many things. Seeing something unique I've never seen before. Or even just a thought (romantic, modern, etc) or a time era. Honestly I never know what I'll run across that will inspire me. 

What are your future plans for your shop? 

Sometime this year I would like to have my own website. It's definitely on my list to do. Along with starting an affiliate program. 

 

 

Mayfair Top

Mayfair Top

 

 

 

 

Is there anything you want our readers to know?  

     I absolutely love seeing what others make from my patterns. Sometimes other people create things that I never would've thought of, and it just amazes me.

 

 

 

 

 

Don't forget to grab the board shorts

and join us for our sew along next week!