You've written a great post, so how do you go about getting it seen? Whenever I write a sewing tutorial, or post about a handy sewing tip, I submit it to various sites, in the hopes that they will feature it. Today I thought I'd show you some sites that have featured my work, as well as others that I plan on submitting my projects to in the future.
Even if you're not interested in having your projects featured, you may find some new to you sites that are full of ideas and inspiration.
I'm not talking regular link parties in this post. The sites that I'm mentioning, are, in the main, curators showcasing the work of others. Many, but not all, are large sites that could potentially send a lot of traffic your way.
Most of the posts I have had featured are tutorials, but I have had other posts showcased as well. Each site varies as to the type of projects they will accept.
Many of the sites come under the broad umbrella of craft, whilst others are quite specific in what they promote. Obviously I have a bent towards sewing, but I have included other sites as well.
|Submit sewing tutorials, projects, and tips to Threading Your Way with Threading My Way. As well as regular group features, outstanding tutorials and tips are showcased in their own separate blog post.|
|With the exception of Google, AllFreeSewing is my highest referring site. You can submit patterns, links, tips or tutorials for publication. Once you have a few projects featured, AllFreSewing will set up a profile for you. Here's mine.|
|I get lots of traffic from CraftGossip when they feature one of my projects. I submit mainly tutorials, but you can submit crafty ideas, gossip or stories that are relevant to many different types of crafts.|
|I've recently had several projects added to FaveQuilts, a new to me site. As FaveQuilts is published by the same parent company as AllFreeSewing, I'm hoping that this will generate a lot of traffic. As long as it involves some sort of quilting, you can submit your project. It doesn't have to be a full size quilt.|
|I've only had 5 photos accepted by CraftGawker. Submissions are based on photo quality, hence my many, many rejections. It's worth persisting, though. You need to set up an account to submit projects.|
|Fun Family Crafts only features tutorials. The craft project must be for children (toddler to teen), either to be made by a child, or for a child. Here are the projects I've had accepted. You need to set up an account.|
|Totally Tutorials feature tutorials, recipes and patterns. It can be craft related, a recipe, blog tutorial, pattern, pretty much anything as long as it describes each step and has photos along the way. At times, the submission form is closed and I assuming this is when Kym has too many submissions.|
|Freeneedle features sewing patterns, tutorials and projects. Freeneedle doesn't seem to refer as much traffic as it used to, but still worth the effort as the submission form only takes a couple of minutes to fill out.|
|I get a lot of traffic from Sewing 4 Free. Run by Mayra from So Sew Easy, Sewing 4 Free features free sewing patterns and tutorials.|
|As well as sewing tutorials, recipes and crafts can be submitted to DIY Crush, by filling out the submission form.|
|Sewing Tutorials is a new site. Launched last week by Sewing Bee Fabrics, Sewing Tutorials features sewing, hand sewing, machine embroidery and quilting tutorials. Fill out the submission form.|
|Sewing tutorials can be submitted to Apple Green Cottage, by filling out the submission form.|
|Pattern Pile features bag patterns and tutorials. I haven't submitted anything in a while, but still receive traffic. There's a contact page where you can submit projects.|
|DIY Cozy Home features crafts, DIY projects and recipes, amongst other things, to a huge audience.|
|FaveCrafts features craft projects, home decor ideas and DIY tips. To submit a link to one of your posts, fill out the submission form. Projects may be featured on FaveCraft's sister sites. You will need to have an account to submit your project.|
|AllFreeHolidayCrafts feature holiday craft projects, representing holidays around the world. You will need to have an account to submit your project.|
|AllFreeKidsCrafts publish crafts for all age kids - from toddlers to teens. They feature a wide variety of project types, including nature crafts and edible crafts. You will need to have an account to submit your project.|
|30 Minute Crafts, as the name implies, features craft projects which can be completed in 30 minutes or less.|
|Oh! Crafts features original craft ideas - inspiration and original craft ideas for weddings, parties, children, home decoration, gifts, cards, personal accessories and templates. To submit a link, fill out the contact us form.|
|Oh! Sweet Babies features ideas on babies and kids - inspiration, ideas and original details for babies and kids such as decoration, accessories, toys, crafts, gifts, parties and recipes. To submit a link, fill out the contact us form.|
|Oh! Party features ideas for parties - inspiration, ideas and original details for the decoration of children and adults parties, with invitations, gifts, games and recipes. To submit a link, fill out the contact us form.|
|Oh! Weddings featured ideas for weddings - inspiration, ideas and original details for weddings, grooms and brides as gifts, jewellery and accessories, dresses and suits, stationery and decoration. To submit a link, fill out the contact us form.|
|Dollar Store Crafts publishes posts about crafting at dollar store prices. Fill out the form to submit your cool cheap crafts.|
|Make and Takes is a parenting site sharing kids crafts, home projects, easy recipes and parenting tips. The site features ideas to make and take. To submit a link, fill out the contact form.|
|Recycled Art features creative ideas based on Repurposed, Recycled, Reused, Reclaimed, Upcycled and Restored Things - includes sewn projects. To submit your project, fill out the contact us form.|
|Geek Crafts features crafts which are geeky and cool. To submit your links, fill out the form.|
|Inspiration DIY features crafts, sewing, home decor, wedding and holiday ideas. Fill out the form to submit your projects.|
|Free Quilt Patterns only features quilt patterns and tutorials that are free. Fill out the form to submit your quilt pattern or tutorial,|
|Arte com Tecidos features a wide variety of sewn projects, with a particular emphasis on bags, totes, baskets and zippered pouches. I get a lot of traffic when one of my projects is featured. Email your projects to Regina (link in the sidebar).|
|Hometalk is a home and garden site, featuring DIY projects such as crafts, home decor, repurposing, makeovers and green living. You will need to become a member to contribute|
|Threadistry is a new sewing site. Anyone with a confirmed user account can add patterns or tutorials. There is also a Sew & Tell section, for adding projects made with patterns or tutorials written by others.|
That's a LOT of sites where you can submit your sewing and crafting projects. Too many to submit to in one session. PIN the post so you can come back to it later.
What sites are you favourites, either for submitting your projects, or for ideas and inspiration?