Do you love writing and sewing? Then please read on!
Itch to Stitch has been offering PDF sewing patterns for over one year, and I am proud to say that it is expanding leaps and bounds. I would very much like to continue this trajectory, and I need your help to fill the Itch to Stitch site with original, interesting and informative posts about sewing.
You would be a good fit if:
- You are an intermediate level or above sewist.
- You appreciate quality over quantity when it comes to sewing.
- You sew for women (yourself or others) so you understand the nuances of sewing for women.
- You are a good, creative writer.
- You enjoy teaching sewing via your writing.
- You are a good communicator who can make complex topics simple.
- You are personable, witty and positive, and your writing style reflects these qualities.
- Your photos are clear and beautiful.
- You model your garments or have a reliable model.
- You are dependable and punctual.
If your application is accepted, we will mutually agree on a topic and schedule for each post. Here are some general guidelines about the posts and topics:
- All posts (writing and photos) must be original – no duplicate content, plagiarism or cross posting.
- A 500-word post is a pretty good length, but I am not too straight about it if your post is awesome.
- Your posts include your beautiful, relevant photos.
- The target audience is intermediate sewists – your topics could be sewing tutorials, sewing experiments, sewing hacks, new sewing techniques, sewalong on any Itch to Stitch pattern (the ones that hasn’t been done before) or anything about sewing, as long as it has not been written a hundred times elsewhere before.
- You are able to write 2 to 4 posts a month.
Keep in mind that you don’t need to have a blog of your own. Having your own blog will not affect your chance of acceptance one way or another. You also don’t need to know anything about Wordpress (blogging platform that Itch to Stitch uses) or any other blogging platforms; initially you only need to give me the posts and photos and I’ll post everything for you (after we get to know each other, I can teach you to post directly on WordPress). You also don’t need to know anything about SEO.
Here are the benefits of being an Itch to Stitch blogger:
- You will be paid upon on-time delivery of your post – after the initial vetting, we can talk about the rate.
- If you do have your own blog or website, you can link to it at the end of each post (“About the Author” section).
- You are welcome to write about your experience sewing an Itch to Stitch pattern (whether it’s a detailed sewalong or a stand-alone post showcasing your finished garment) – if you are going to write about it, and it’s not a pattern that you already own, then you can get it for free.
Interested? Please send these info to me (firstname.lastname@example.org):
- Your name
- Email address
- Photos of your sewing (women’s clothing on a model)
- Summary of who you are, your writing/blogging experience
- A sample of your writing (include link to your site/blog if you have one)
- Links social media accounts if you have any (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook)
I look forward to hearing from you. And if you happen to know of anyone who might be interested and qualified, I appreciate your passing the info along!