Imagine Gnats Sewing Patterns + Giveaway!

Every so often at Craft Buds, we like to feature an indie pattern designer who is working toward making their crafty dream a reality. When I met Rachael Gander, I immediately knew that she had both the talent and the drive to turn her hobbies of sewing, blogging and graphic design into an actual business.

It gives me great joy to share the news that Rachael is expanding her successful PDF pattern business into a run of print patterns! Read more below about how you can support Rachael’s handmade business while also scoring some great goodies for yourself.
Here’s what Rachael had to say about her indiegogo campaign!

Imagine gnats started as a little etsy shop, selling small sewn items to help support my family and also to give me a creative outlet in a corporate world. It’s come a long way in just five years… from a hobby to a full-time job. My love of sewing and design has grown as well, and now my own sewing patterns help and inspire others to create.

bess tops1

I am proud to have created patterns for garments that are easy to sew and easy to wear. Imagine gnats patterns feature classic silhouettes with a modern twist that incorporate clever details and practical techniques.

Currently, my patterns are all offered as printable PDFs. the money raised on indiegogo will help cover the costs of an initial run of paper patterns, which means sharing my designs with even more sewists and inspiring more people.

For the cost of one pattern, you can help me reach my goal AND be one of the first to get the printed pattern of your choice. for a little bit more, you can get a full set of imagine gnats printed patterns. plus, early bird specials offer even better deals for the first contributors!

meridian for kids imagine gnats

My initial print run will include 500 each of my existing five garment patterns. all of the money raised will go directly to that effort. once patterns are printed, i begin the selling and distribution phase.

I would love for you to tweet, share on Facebook, e-mail your friends and family… anything that will get the word out. Every share helps and is so appreciated.

i heart imagine gnats

Let’s rally around Rachael and make sure her handmade dreams come true!

 

Giveaway!

Would you like to win a set of 5 imagine gnats garment PDF patterns, including the Tumble Tee, Roly-Poly, Meridian for Kids, Meridian for Women, and Bess Top?

1. Just leave a comment on this post for a chance to win a complete set.

2. If you donate to Rachael’s campaign at any level, please leave a second comment for another chance to win!

International entries welcome, and we’ll choose one winner on February 28 (through the end of the fundraising campaign)!

Congrats to commenter #58, Dana!

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  61 comments for “Imagine Gnats Sewing Patterns + Giveaway!

  1. February 3, 2014 at 11:38 am

    Good luck on your new journey¡¡¡

  2. Heidi
    February 3, 2014 at 11:39 am

    Thanks for the chance!

  3. February 3, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Cute. These would be great for my daughter.

  4. Kathy E.
    February 3, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    I would love to win a set of your awesome patterns. I wish you the very best with your adventure!

  5. krystina
    February 3, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    I love love love sewing kid clothes, so hope I win this!

  6. February 3, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Would love to sew these up! Thanks for the chance!

  7. Julia Floyd
    February 3, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    Good luck with your foundraise campaign!!

  8. February 3, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    That’s awesome! I hope that the goal will be reached soon!

  9. Lisa McGriff
    February 3, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    I would be honored to win!

  10. Lisa Acevedo
    February 3, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Hoping all goes well with this new step in your business. Looking forward to trying one if your patterns. Many blessings!

  11. Karen B
    February 3, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    What cute tops. Good luck with your fundraising!

  12. February 3, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Wow you are talented. Your patterns are just beautiful. I’m sure this venture will be amazing. I’m trying to help you spread the word. I’ve featured your wonderful giveaway at Wow I Like That Giveaway Round Up. You can see it @ wowilikethat.com. Thanks again for the chance to win. I would make all 5 pieces.

  13. Kimberly Hopkins
    February 3, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    I have the perfect little granddaughter to model the patterns if I’m lucky enough to win them ;)

  14. Kathy Davis
    February 3, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    One of my favorite things to sew is clothing for my granddaughter. Would especially love to try the children’s patterns.

  15. February 3, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    I haven’t sewed any of her patterns, but what a great idea to crowd-fund a print run! Would love to try one.

  16. Debra Kay Neiman
    February 3, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    I would love some cute patterns to sew for my 4 year old granddaughter. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  17. Jennifer
    February 3, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    this would be wonderful to win! best wishes on your new adventures!!

  18. Chris
    February 4, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Would be great to win. I have grandchildren and nieces I sew for all the time.

  19. Carla G
    February 4, 2014 at 12:04 am

    I’d love to win some of her great patterns to try! :)

  20. Katie ellis
    February 4, 2014 at 12:26 am

    I LOVE all your patterns! and I think what you’re doing is fantastic!

  21. Evelyn
    February 4, 2014 at 12:45 am

    These patterns look like they’d be fun to sew up! The hardest part would be selecting the fabrics. =)

  22. Karrie Smith
    February 4, 2014 at 12:58 am

    I would LOVE to win a set, and I really hope Rachel makes it to her goal! I will probably be donating something later in the month! Thanks for the chance to win!

  23. hafza
    February 4, 2014 at 2:49 am

    The pattern looks awesome. love to try to sew for my nieces. Thanks for the chance to win!

  24. evaesteve@rocketmail.com
    February 4, 2014 at 3:09 am

    Good luck Rachael! Your patterns as fab!

  25. February 4, 2014 at 3:17 am

    Wishing Rachel every success with her exciting new venture. I would love to try my hand at dressmaking with these patterns.

  26. Bekk
    February 4, 2014 at 4:55 am

    I hope you succeed in your venture. I’ve been an admirer of imagine gnats patterns for a while.

  27. Hayley
    February 4, 2014 at 5:16 am

    How exciting, good luck on your new path! hayleymstephens at gmail dot com

  28. February 4, 2014 at 5:45 am

    Following other peoples journeys are so inspiring:)

  29. Joan
    February 4, 2014 at 6:29 am

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  30. Cátia Ferreira
    February 4, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Thank you for the giveaway!!!
    Kisses from Portugal!!
    Love your work is such an inspiration for me that i’m just starting in this amazing imaginative world.

  31. February 4, 2014 at 9:27 am

    How inspiring! I hope you make your goal. Your patterns are fantastic!

  32. Mary Jo
    February 4, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Ooooh! I’d love to win!!

  33. February 4, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Sewing clothes are hard for me. The idea of simple patterns really excites me.

  34. Judith
    February 4, 2014 at 10:37 am

    Would love to learn the tricks of the pros. Thanks for the chance to win.

  35. POLLY
    February 4, 2014 at 11:19 am

    I would love to win your patterns. Good luck in your new venture!

  36. February 4, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Good luck Girl

  37. Diana
    February 4, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Oh my .. I think Binding is my worst in quilting and it should be the easiest. I have a hard time with the corners (you know getting them to match the other side !LOL).

    Love your blog .. thanks for the chance to win ~

  38. Jess M
    February 4, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Thanks for sharing! I know she will make her dream come true!

  39. Dawn Jones
    February 4, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Awesome patterns, thanks for the chance to win them.

  40. sangeetha
    February 4, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    great job – good luck

  41. Arianna M.
    February 5, 2014 at 11:57 am

    These patterns are great! I’d love to have a good pattern for a short sleeved shirt.

  42. February 5, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    These are great – I’d love to have them for me and my daughter. ;)

  43. February 5, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Such sweet sewing patterns! Congrats on a lovely shop!

  44. February 5, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    Thanks for the chance! The patterns are cute!

  45. Marilyn S
    February 5, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    Cute patterns! I wish you all the best!

  46. February 6, 2014 at 12:48 am

    Thanks for the chance to win! The patterns are fantastic!

  47. Vedrana
    February 6, 2014 at 1:35 am

    I have two daughters and will be pleasure to try your fabulous patterns.

    Good luck in your new venture!

  48. Wendy Hatton
    February 6, 2014 at 2:43 am

    Best of luck with your new business venture.

  49. Dana
    February 8, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win this great giveway!!

  50. Valerie Boudier
    February 9, 2014 at 5:07 am

    Lovely patterns. Good luck in your fund raising venture

  51. Stacy Alfano
    February 10, 2014 at 10:40 am

    Thank you so much for the chance!

  52. Nicole Sender
    February 13, 2014 at 12:31 am

    Lovely patterns. I’d love to sew with them.

  53. February 13, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    So cute & comfortable! Best wishes, Rachael!

  54. Monique
    February 14, 2014 at 12:37 am

    Thank you!!

  55. carol n
    February 15, 2014 at 8:52 am

    I would love to win, thanks for the giveaway

  56. Kim S
    February 16, 2014 at 3:08 am

    How fabulous! I ran across her website the other day, it’s charming –

  57. Valerie
    February 17, 2014 at 1:30 am

    Good luck in following your passion>

  58. Dana - WaterPenny
    February 20, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Congrats and good luck to her! Really exciting!

  59. Carmen N
    February 23, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    Great patterns! Thanks for the chance to win

  60. Kerri Evonuk
    February 27, 2014 at 9:05 am

    I appreciate your wonderful artistic talent and the opportunity to try for the chance to win. My girlies would love your patterns they are fantastic! Thanks again!

  61. sandy erle
    February 27, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    I like your patterns

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