About


Who Am I?

I'm Cheryl, the creator of Sew Can Do, and a self-taught crafter, designer and homeschooling mom of 3 (soon to be 4).

How long have I been crafting?

I started sewing 9 yrs ago out of both thriftiness & frustration at not finding what I wanted in stores.  I began to think "Maybe I could just make what I'm envisioning...".  I could barely sew a straight line back then (surviving 7th grade Home Economics was the extent of my "crafting expertise").  I got over my fear of the unknown and gave it a try.   It was so satisfying and exciting to be able to imagine something and then create it.  I got hooked and haven't stopped crafting since!  

I'm proof positive you can learn to make great things without formal training or decades of experience.  Sew Can Do is where I share my adventures and hope it inspires others to try new things too.  

How do I find time to craft, design & homeschool?

It's tough to juggle and I don't have a magic formula.  I'm not a full-time blogger with a team of contributors, a personal assistant or housekeeper.  I don't have a secret professional background in graphic design, styling or photography to make things look magazine perfect either.  It's just me trying to pull it all together with my learn-as-I-go skills.  I want to keep crafting fun and real for real people like me - I'm not about the Craft Blog Rat Race!

Teaching & taking care of my kids always comes first so I just grab time when I can for everything else.  I love being creative so I just try to work into into my daily life where possible.  Some weeks I get loads done, others I don't even get more than 5 minutes in my craft room.  Oh, and my house alternates between very organized and extremely messy.  If there's a project worth working on, vacuuming can wait.

Where else can you find me?

I design patterns & articles for magazines in the US and UK on a regular basis and have been published in the books 20 Crafty Makes and Craft It Now. I also create original sewing projects for Modern Yardage and Timeless Treasures fabrics and have free-lance designed featured projects for Hamilton Beach, Pellon, CRI-Kits and many other craft supply companies.  Sew Can Do is my own place to showcases some of my tutorials & projects, share my reviews of things I've tried and discover other wonderful, creative people.  

I also own Heavenly Fabric Shop, an online shop for inspirational, spiritual and specialty fabric, notions & craft supplies.



as well as The Green Hedgehog, where some of my custom handmade designs and patterns can be purchased.  
Updated May 25, 2018
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These rules do not apply to third-party practices that I do not own or control, including Blogger or any third-party services that you can access through Blogger. You can read Blogger's Privacy Policy for more information about the site's practices in this regard: https://www.blogger.com/go/privacy

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How Your Information is Collected on Sew Can Do

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This Site uses Google Analytics to track website performance and user behavior. It provides information on pageviews, referral sources, and other valuable information that helps me adapt the content I write for this Site. Google Analytics does capture anonymous data about location, age, gender, and interests, but I have no way to connect that information and specifically identify you. Google Analytics may also capture your IP address as you make your way around this website. User and event data is retained for 26 months and then is automatically deleted. You can read more about that here.
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Sew Can Do has social media sharing access links on this site, which means if you click on these links, they will take you to Sew Can Do's social media pages on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, etc.  I do not store data linked to your access of those sites and I do not monitor those actions.  Your personal information is only collected by third-party applications if you choose to interact with them.  This Site is not responsible for nor controls content you choose to share with these applications or third-party sites.

Giveaways

When you enter a giveaway, your data will be stored within the system I use to make sure entries to giveaways are fair and that information is stored correctly.  This is done through Rafflecopter.  All data within Rafflecopter is stored for three months after the giveaway has ended and then it will be deleted.  NO information from Rafflecopter is shared with any third party or used for commercial purposes.  If you have won a giveaway, you will be contacted (and asked for consent via email), for me to share your information with the company or organization I am partnering with to arrange delivery of your prize.  Your information will never be shared without your consent.   

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Sew Can Do will never ask for credit card details and requests that you do not enter it on any of the forms on Sew Can Do.

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Sew Can Do is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.  You are advised to read the privacy policy of external sites before disclosing any personal information.

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A "cookie" is a small data text file that is placed in your browser and allows Sew Can Do to recognize you each time you visit this site (for customization).  Cookies themselves do not contain any personal information.  Sew Can Do does not use cookies to collect personal information.  Cookies may also be used by third party content providers, such as newsfeeds.

Thanks for stopping by & happy crafting!
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