CocktailsAndQuilts

Sewing, Quilting & Needlework Patterns

Florida, United States · 4 Sales

CocktailsAndQuilts

Sewing, Quilting & Needlework Patterns

Florida, United States 4 Sales On Etsy since 2011

Announcement   Offering playful, imaginative stitchery designs and precise, easy to follow sewing, quilting and stitching patterns that inspire creativity and ensure beautiful results!

I also design and make custom pieces for those not into making their own, so get in touch if you are looking for specialty pillows, quilts or home accessories. I take a contemporary approach to traditional handcrafted techniques. Original designs, quality creations, modern heirlooms.

Announcement

Offering playful, imaginative stitchery designs and precise, easy to follow sewing, quilting and stitching patterns that inspire creativity and ensure beautiful results!

I also design and make custom pieces for those not into making their own, so get in touch if you are looking for specialty pillows, quilts or home accessories. I take a contemporary approach to traditional handcrafted techniques. Original designs, quality creations, modern heirlooms.

Janice Holden

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Janice Holden

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Playful Designs, Precise Patterns

Hi there, and welcome to Patterns by Janice. I love to design, and have been designing for as long as I can remember – clothing, quilts, pillows and so much more! I originally opened my Etsy shop to sell my pillows and quilts by custom order. In October 2012, a very lovely lady asked if I would sell her a pattern for my Outer Space Adventure quilt so that she could make one for her grandson. The catch was that my original quilt was crib-size, and she wanted to make a full-size version. I loved the idea, called on my experience in technical writing and instructional design, and got to work. It was a real challenge, but I enjoyed every minute of it! Thanks to her, I found my true passion in sharing my designs in pattern form, so that crafters everywhere can create their own versions of my designs.

I have such a wonderful life – I get to spend every day coming up with playful, imaginative designs and translating them into precise, easy to follow patterns that inspire creativity in others. I do my very best to ensure that my patterns are consistent, dependable and fun to make!!

The Team
My home and Patterns by Janice studio are located in Satellite Beach, on Florida's beautiful Space Coast. I work with my Mom, (MimZ) in a recently revamped sewing and design studio. MimZ supports my design efforts by testing my patterns and helping me finish projects, saving me valuable design time. An experienced needle worker, she is a wonderful sounding board as well, and often gives me suggestions for fine-tuning my designs so that they work for beginners and experienced stitchers alike. We have a great time together, and usually find time for a little party at the end of each day!

The Studio
I am so blessed to have a wonderful space to create in. My sewing and design studio is organized, functional, and really motivates me! My sweetheart, Ray, built a flexible shelving system that covers most of one wall and provides storage for fabric, books, projects-in-progress and notions. It is so much fun to walk into this space and find inspiration in the colors, prints and textures I have at my fingertips.

The Design Process
Ideas and creative inklings seem to pop into my head all the time – I often wake up in the morning with fresh, new ideas that I can't wait to get to work on! Sometimes inspiration leads to a few sketches and some work in Adobe Illustrator, and sometimes I go right to my fabric wall and start putting things together. I try to go with the flow and let my ideas and the project guide me to the right process. It takes quite a bit of work, re-work and fine-tuning to create a finished piece, and it takes even more focus to turn a piece into a pattern and instructions that someone else can follow.

I love every step of the process, and I hope that my designs and patterns will inspire you to start a new project and explore your creativity!

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  • Janice Holden

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Designer, momma, daughter, sister, partner, grandma...happy! Living in paradise - Satellite Beach on Florida's beautiful Space Coast.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 17, 2013
Welcome to my shop! I pride myself on developing detailed, easy to follow patterns so that you can create your own version of my design with your own creative flair. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about my patterns before or after your purchase. I hope you find a perfect new project in one of my patterns, and I look forward to seeing your creation when it's finished.

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Payment
I currently accept PayPal, and am in the process of setting up Direct Checkout and gift card acceptance.
Shipping
You will receive a link to a download page as soon as your payment has been confirmed. For PayPal and credit card purchases, the process may take a few minutes.
Refunds and Exchanges
I don't typically give refunds for PDF patterns. If you are unhappy with the pattern, please contact me and we will work something out. I want you to be happy with your purchase and enjoy your creative process!
Additional policies and FAQs
I do make quilts, pillows and other pieces by custom order. Please contact me if you are interested in placing an order for a custom designed piece.