Barbara Crawford

Barbra Crawford


Barbara Crawford has been designing and teaching for more than 20 years and has a popular line of patterns for appliqué. She is known for pushing the envelope in new techniques manipulating fabrics and fibers. Along with having her own line of patterns, she is now also a full time designer for McCall's Pattern Company. She is a national and internationally recognized instructor, teaching at shops, expos' and private homes. She has been seen on Creative Living and It's Sew Easy TV on PBS. She is recognized for her sweatshirt transformation patterns and craft patterns, and launched her Sewing Made Simple fashion patterns, creating easy-to-follow fashion patterns utilizing Wool Felt fabrics. Barbara is an expert in this particular fabric, testing the limits of this fabric since 1991. Barbara is always designing and creating new and innovative designs and keeping up with ― as well as setting ― trends.

Contact Information

Crawford Designs
22511 Carter Moir Ln.
Katy, TX 77449

Phone: 816-673-9081


About the Association

The Vacuum Dealers Trade Association (VDTA) and the Sewing Dealers Trade Association (SDTA) exist to educate and promote independent floor care and sewing dealers in order to increase their market share. It exists to promote programs designed to enable the industry to be more competitive and to improve the industry as a whole.

The VDTA • SDTA is dedicated to supporting the interests of independent vacuum cleaner and sewing machine dealers around the world. It is the independent dealers’ voice in the floor care and sewing industries. The primary goal of the association is providing avenues to increase sales, communication, service, market share, and profit for all independent vacuum and sewing retailers. The association provides the floor care and sewing industries with the latest information on products and services, sales and marketing, training, and education through the monthly publications, SQE Professional and Floor Care Professional/Central Vac Professional and yearly conventions.

Many other association-sponsored programs and services are available to independent dealer members to improve their businesses using the code of ethics, member standards, special programs, sales tools, and member benefits.


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