Connie Crawford

Connie Crawford


Connie Amaden-Crawford is a licensed designer for The McCall Pattern Company under the Butterick label, member of the Sewing Hall of Fame, and is President and CEO of Fashion Patterns by Coni. She is a nationally recognized lecturer, fashion specialist, educator, and author of several DVDs, sewing, and pattern textbooks. A former instructor at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles, CA, her professional experience includes positions as a patternmaker, grader, and design consultant. A nationally and internationally recognized fashion lecturer and specialist, Connie is a guest speaker for various colleges and fashion groups. Connie is a member of the American Sewing Guild, Australian Sewing Guild, Association of Design and Apparel Professionals, and Sewing Dealers Trade Association. Connie is a graduate of LATTC College and received her teaching credentials from UCLA.

Contact Information

Fashion Patterns by Coni
P.O. Box 370,
Hansville, WA 98340
Phone: 360-638-2629
Fax: 360-638-0296


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.


If you are interested in becoming a member of the Sewing Educators Alliance please email Judy Patterson at

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