Limited Commercial License for Patterns/Tutorials

First off, I want to say that I absolutely love providing my tutorials and patterns here for free, and for you all to enjoy! I think blogs are a fantastic way to share information and learn from each other. They are a large part of how I learned how to sew myself. I also absolutely adore receiving photos of projects you’ve made using my tutorials. Sewing is a source of great joy in my life and I love sharing it with you, along with any tricks and tips I’ve picked up along the way.

I have been asked about selling items using my tutorials, and I’ve usually said no, but felt a little bad about it. After all, many of you are just like me-stay at home moms who are trying to help out our household in any way we can, trying to provide and care for our families. However, I do spend a lot of time working on my tutorials and patterns for you guys, and have been trying to think of a way to be fair to all of us in regards to selling items…

So, with that said, I’ve decided I can further help both of our causes by starting to sell a Limited Commercial License on some of my patterns / tutorials.

What this gives you…

You will have permission to sell items made with the tutorials / patterns found here on Craftiness is not Optional (handmade by the purchaser of course, no mass production).

One Limited Commercial License = One pattern / tutorial specified.

Also, one License must be purchased for each person who makes or sells the tutorial / pattern (although once you purchase you will not need to renew the license; it’s good for as many products as you are capable of making by hand).

I still retain copyright on the tutorial / pattern itself (which means that you still may not copy the tutorial / pattern itself and reproduce or distribute without permission).

Lastly, when selling or listing the tutorials / patterns, design credit must be given to Craftiness is not Optional.

Please contact me at: craftinessisnotoptional AT gmail DOT com with any further questions. Thanks!

Of course, tutorials and patterns used for your own kids or gifts is totally fine!


Pattern/Tutorial Requested

Patterns/Tutorials available:

The Bapron
Pleated Headband 
Whale Softie
Ice Cream Social dress
Pretty Easy Sundress
Anthropologie knock off dress
The Scallop shirt
Summer Lovin’ top
Rachel Wrap
The Sadie shirt
The Lucky dress
The Leah tunic
Charlotte dress
Anna dress
Nae Nae Apron
Meat and Potatoes felt food
Felt Movie snacks (popcorn, bag, chocolate bar, and wrapper)
Utensil Stocking
Trick or Treat bag
BOO letters
Child’s gathered apron
Fabric waffles
Barbie® dress
Barbie® cap sleeve top
Barbie® skirt 
Barbie® Froufy skirt
Barbie® Knit top
Barbie® Ball Gown
Baby T-shirt headband
Crib Book/toy Holder


  1. Seems fair for all. Way to go! Happy Memorial Day!

  2. Great idea and well said. 🙂 Personal use of tutorials (not selling but for our own kids/gifts) is still okay, right?

  3. I think this is a great compromise. Thanks for all the hard work you put in. 🙂

  4. Sounds great to me. :0) I got a bit confused though…. did you mean only one tutorial per person… or just that each are $10? Thanks. I am in love with your bapron! I have made similar full bibs myself, but yours was just so simple and cute.

  5. Sounds like a great way to work it out! Again – thank you for all of your hard work and your willingness to share!!

  6. I think this is a great way to do things – fair and hopefully will make you a few extra bucks, too! Best of luck!

  7. You should not feel bad about not making and selling your creations for people. (Although it does make me sad because you are insanely better at sewing than I am. Plus I’d pay whatever you asked if you would make a play kitchen for my daughter like Sadie’s. Haha but seriously.) Blogging is terribly difficult. I don’t think people realize how time consuming it is to gather the content, pictures, etc. Great idea to balance it all out!

  8. @ Heartmade creations-sorry if that was confusing! Each license to sell is $10, and you can purchase for as many tutorials as you’d like to make!

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