Betz White ~ Author, designer and green crafter.

Betz White has built a career on thoughtful design, skilled craftsmanship and a focus on earth-friendly materials. She is a graduate in Fashion Design from the University of Cincinnati, a former children’s wear designer and the bestselling author of Warm Fuzzies, Sewing Green and Present Perfect: 25 Gifts to Sew & Bestow. Betz has been featured on Martha Stewart’s television show, as well as on the cover of CRAFT magazine and on numerous craft podcasts. Her bold aesthetic combined with her education in apparel design results in a unique offering of patterns and projects for the modern sewer.

 

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Betz White appears on the Martha Stewart show
Betz shows Martha Stewart how to make a Teacup Pincushion.
View part 1 and part 2.

Martha Stewart demonstrates how to make Betz's Heart-felted Scarf project.
Betz White Interview on Smart Creative Women.
Betz White's Interview on Smart Creative Women. Listen to the interview.
Betz White on Cultivating Life
Betz White, Author of "Sewing Green" shares her design for a surprisingly versatile Duck cloth picnic blanket made from organic cotton and hemp.
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Books

Betz’s first book, Warm Fuzzies (North Light 2007) is the go-to book on recycled felting, and has sold over 30,000 copies to date. Betz’s second book, Sewing Green (STC Craft 2009) invites crafters to “stitch beautifully, tread lightly” to create of a variety of apparel and accessories made from repurposed and organic materials. She has contributed projects to a number of additional craft titles including Whip Up Mini Quilts, We Love Color, Sewn Hats, and Quilting with a Modern Slant. Betz has also been a featured designer/entrepreneur in the books Blogging For Bliss, Sew Retro, Country Living: The Mom’s Guide to Running a Business, and Signature Styles: 20 Stitchers Craft Their Look. Look for her newest sewing book, Present Perfect, 25 Gifts to Sew and Bestow at your local bookseller or online.

Present Perfect by Betz White

Present Perfect by Betz White

Sewing Green by Betz White

Sewing Green by Betz White

Warm Fuzzies by Betz White

Warm Fuzzies by Betz White

Sewing Patterns

In 2010 Betz released a growing line of original sewing patterns called, Make New or Make Do. Each pattern is designed to be made from either new or repurposed fabrics and includes tips for upcycling with alternative materials. Betz's patterns are available in the US and abroad at specialty fabric shops and online in Betz's shop or select online retailers.

Fabric

As the perfect earth-friendly compliment to her pattern line, Betz debuted her first coordinated collection of organic quilting cotton with the Robert Kaufman Company, in 2011.

Learn with Betz

Betz teaches workshop both in person and online at Craftsy.com and Creativebug.com and maintains a popular blog at betzwhite.com/blog. When she’s not designing or sewing, Betz can be found shopping at thrift stores, knitting, and raising two creative boys with a passion for making stuff. Check out Betz's online classes

Creativebug: Travel Kit | Weekend Clutch | Flight Bag

Craftsy: Weekend Duffle | Fab Felt Holiday Crafts | Project Upcycle

On the web:

In Magazines:

  • Better Homes and Gardens
  • Country Living
  • Adorn
  • Cloth Paper Scissors
  • Sew Hip
  • Stitch

International:

  • Canadian Family Magazine
  • Biba (France)
  • Modes & Travaux (France)
  • Vanity Fair (Italy)
  • Australian Homespun Magazine

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Company Profile

Betz White in her studio

Betz White Productions LLC is a design company specializing in creative sewing patterns for crafts, accessories and home. Betz draws her inspiration from vintage shapes, elements of nature and everyday objects. Her bold aesthetic combined with her education in apparel design results in a unique offering of patterns and projects for the modern sewer.