PrairieSong Posted March 14, 2012 Share Posted March 14, 2012 I did a search but couldn't find a thread on this. I am thinking of starting a small scale business sewing some children's clothes, maybe some fabric headbands and tote bags. I am pretty sure I wouldn't legally be able to use others' patterns without violating copyright laws, unless it is explicity stated in the pattern/book that this is permissible. However, there are so MANY patterns/tutorials that look so similar, for example: a little girl's sundress with a shirred bodice and shoulder straps. I could easily draft my own pattern after doing some math. It's basically two rectangles, shirred at the top, with straps. There are MANY patterns like that...how would I prove I didn't use any of them? Or a tote bag. I could easily make a rectangular tote bag from fabric without using any pattern, but it will look like other tote bags. Right now I'm not planning to sell online, though that could change. I would be selling at craft fairs, church bazaars, etc. Should I worry about copyright infringement? How should I protect myself? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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