Lifting Pins and Needles (Karina)

is creating Limitless sewing: Tutorials, Creativity, Techniques, Inspiration

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Rose Supporter
$2
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  • Very frequent exclusive patron only photo posts with behind the scenes works in progress. See what I'm up to before everyone else!
  •  Early access to final styled photographs of completed projects before YouTube videos go live 
Tulip Supporter
$5
per month
  • Written video credit at the end of a video, once a month, with my gratitude for your support. 
  • Early access to most of the videos of the channel, anywhere from a few hours to 1-2 days early.
  • Access to view all the videos on the channel without interruptions (ad free) on the patreon page via a private link.
  • Early access to final styled photographs of completed projects before YouTube videos go live
  • Frequent exclusive patron only photo posts with behind the scenes works in progress. See what I'm up to before everyone else!
Saffron Supporter
$10
per month
  • Have your say on the content of the channel.  Voting rights for patterns, topics you'd love featured through polls.
  • This tier will have access to bonus short video footage from garments featured on the channel.  Let's call it "Even MORE up close and SEW personal".  This extra content will not be on the channel.
  • Written video credit at the end of a video, once a month, with my gratitude for your support. 
  • Access to view all the videos on the channel without interruptions (ad free) on the patreon page via a private link.
  • Early access to most of the videos of the channel, anywhere from a few hours to 1-2 days early. 
  • Early access to final styled photographs of completed projects before YouTube videos go live
  • Frequent exclusive patron only photo posts with behind the scenes works in progress. See what I'm up to before everyone else!

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About

Hi! my name is Karina Trinidad and you probably know me from the YouTube channel Lifting Pins and Needles and my sewing blog with the same name.

The channel has been a very satisfying means to share and connect with so many wonderful people in the sewing community.

I have been sewing for almost 3 decades (I started very young he he) and have picked up many tips and tricks along the way.  I LOVE sharing all the sewing adventures I get up to and those involve: sewing plans, fabric hauls, pattern reviews, pattern hacks, self drafting, sewing techniques and tutorials....basically LOTS of sewing.  My aim is that with every single video produced you can take away something practical for your own sewing and provide you with a tonne of inspiration.

The "Up close and sew personal" segment of my videos delves into my most personal sewing space in the aim for you to see the sewing nitty-gritty process up close, this segment involves filming and collating numerous sewing footage for you to enjoy. 

The channel features two fun series that pop up periodically to shake things up. The "Pinned into reality" series that takes an inspiration photo from RTW and takes you through the process of it becoming a reality.  

Over more than three years, the content has been presented 2-3 times a week consistently and over time, it's become an activity with more than full time hours.  I am a one-woman team.  I do the filming, sewing, editing and promotion of videos across many platforms. The cost in technical equipment is considerable in order to produce the quality you love to see.  Aside from the cost of technical aspects, every video produced also involves the cost of fabric, notions, patterns and maintenance of three sewing machines and most importantly.... the most valuable cost is my time.

Changes to the algorithms and platform on YouTube make creating videos even more challenging. Some of the videos don't bring in enough revenue to cover the cost of even the fabric, much less the countless hours involved in producing the content.  I question if this is an activity I can continue to do long term without it continuing to affect my family and I financially.  However, I LOVE sharing my sewing, teaching and connecting with other passionate seamstresses through the channel and would love to continue to do this in a way that will provide a financial income. This is why this Patreon page was created. 

Why support? This platform allows me to to continue making and improving the content you already love to watch.  Support me because what I provide has value to you and the sewing you love to do.  See yourself as a patron of the "sewing arts".  Sewing is really an art-form of expression isn't it.  It's very personal and that is why you see my own twists to sewing projects. You will see even more from me here in the means of exclusive content.

The channel is already my full time job, and has been so ever since the beginning. Aside from providing immense satisfaction in the teaching I so enjoy, this Patreon page will allow a means of respectable livelihood and provide an income in the midst of YouTube algorithms I have no control over.

The rewards will include exclusive content posted regularly on top of what you'll see on my YouTube channel. Along with early access to works in progress, final photos, written credit in videos, early access to the videos on the channel (ad free for three tiers), short bonus sewing footage, full sewing technique videos and full sew-alongs.  

I do hope you join in the sewing fun here!

Goals
70% complete
  • This is a monthly goal
  • Keeping the channel running involves a vast variety of material and human resources: sewing supplies/patterns/notions/machines, and most importantly, my time and the many hours one video alone requires until it's completed and live on the channel, respectively. This goal will cover these costs partially and will be regarded as a living wage/income for my skilled work.
  • I will also be able to cover monthly costs for video hosting, video and photos editor software and other ongoing technical costs.
  • I would love to set up my website as a sewing resource to better organise the content on the channel and have accompanying blog posts for the videos to be able to complement the information shared on the channel.
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Images
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Writings
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Videos
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