Privacy policy

Our Privacy Policy

Last updated on February 6, 2024.

This Privacy Notice provides You with details on how We collect and process your Personal Data through Your use of Our website 

Here at SewingForALiving, We believe that user privacy and data protection are human rights and that it is our duty to protect the personal data we collect. We will never spam you or sell, make it public, or otherwise misuse your personal information.

We use Your data to provide and improve our services. By using this website, You agree to the collection and use of information under this Privacy Policy.

Collecting and Using Your Personal Data

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

While using Our website, we may ask You to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify You. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address
  • First name and last name
  • Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City
  • Usage Data

When You access the website through a mobile device, We may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device, your mobile device’s unique ID, the IP address of Your mobile device, the type of mobile Internet browser You use, and other diagnostic data.

Tracking Site Visitations (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics to track user interactions. We use this data to better understand how many visitors we get to Our website, how they find us, and the way they navigate through the website.

GA collects data that includes but is not limited to, your IP, device, operating system, and browser, but we can’t personally identify you with this information. The IP address that GA records can be used to identify you, but Google does not grant us access to it. We consider Google to be a third-party data processor.

Google Analytics uses “cookies”. You can disable cookies on your browser to prevent GA from tracking your visit to this website. For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page:

For more information on how we deal with cookies, read our Cookie policy.


If You choose to make a comment on a post or page on this website, You are going to be asked to provide Your name, email address, and possibly Your website URL.

These will be stored in our website database along with Your computer IP and the time and date of the comment. The information that is going to be displayed in public on the website is Your actual comment and Your name. 

If You have a Gravatar account, associated with the email you provide, Your photo will be displayed next to your name in the comments section as well.

Your comment and the personal data associated with it will remain on this website until We remove the comment or remove the post or page you’ve commented on. 

If you want the comment and the data associated with it deleted, email us at using the same email you entered when submitting the comment.

Contact Forms And Email Links

If You choose to contact us through our Contact Us form or email links, none of your personal information will be stored on this website or passed to a third-party data processor. We may keep a record of our communication with You if we think it is in our best interest.


When You make an order in our shop, we collect your full name, email address, and personal address. We need those to fulfill our obligation according to the contract.

We may use your email to contact you regarding your order or to send your digital file in case of problems with the download. This also applies to the patterns that You can download for free.

We can also use your name and email to recognize you as the person who made the PayPal payment or Credit Card Payment conducted by Stripe.

None of your personal information will be passed to third-party processors or used for any other purposes except the ones above.

We will not store or collect Your payment card details. That information is provided directly to Our third-party payment processors whose use of Your personal information is governed by their Privacy Policy. 

These payment processors adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of payment information.

If you made an order and requested an invoice, we are obligated by law to keep your information for tax and legal purposes. 

Therefore, we cannot delete the data you’ve submitted in the order form before the period that we are obligated to keep by law. 

If you made an order for a free product or you didn’t request an invoice and you want your information deleted, please contact us at through the email you’ve used to make the order.

Email Newsletter

If you choose to subscribe to our email newsletter, your email address will be forwarded to MadMimi, which is our mailing service provider. We consider MadMimi to be a third-party data processor.

The email address you provide will not be stored in our website database. It will remain in the MadMimi database until we continue to use their services for email marketing or until you unsubscribe or request to be removed from it.

You can unsubscribe by using the unsubscribe link in every email we send you or by requesting removal via email. If you want us to remove you from our list via email, please use the email you used to subscribe.

While you keep your subscription to our newsletter, you are going to receive periodical (approximately twice a month) newsletter-styled emails from us about our latest articles as well as some occasional offers for our products or partner’s deals that are related to the topics we discuss on our website and that we think that might be of interest to you.

Our lawful ground for processing your personal data to send you marketing communications is either your consent or our legitimate interests (namely to grow our business).

Push Notifications

If You choose to subscribe to Our push notifications list, you do so by clicking on the “Allow” button when asked if you want to receive notifications about new updates on the top of your screen. We use push notifications only to inform you about the newest content on

The information we collect about you includes but is not limited to, the type of your device and your location.

If you want to unsubscribe from our notifications list, please follow the steps provided here, since they are different for each browser that you are using.

Please, note that since we do not collect data about your IP or Email address or anything that might link you to your Notifications subscription, we can’t identify you and delete you from this list. If you need more information regarding push notifications and how you can unsubscribe, contact us here.

Our lawful ground for processing your personal data to send you marketing communications is either your consent or our legitimate interests (namely to grow our business).

How We Use Your Data

We use the information You have provided to us in the following ways:

  • To send You our newsletter from time to time, when we have something exciting to share.
  • To notify You of new content through push notifications.
  • To inform You about changes to our service.
  • To process orders in Our shop.
  • We may also use Your data to provide information about goods and services from third parties which may be of interest to You. If you do not want to be contacted about such goods or services by third parties, please email to opt out of receiving any such communications.

We may disclose your information if we feel legally obligated to do so in case that the law requires it or to protect our legal rights. This includes information exchange with other companies in order to protect against fraud and reduce credit risk.

We may disclose your information to a third party in case we get acquired by another company, in which case we need to disclose your information to the prospect or buyer.

We do not collect any Sensitive Data about you. Sensitive data refers to data that includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health, and genetic and biometric data. We do not collect any information about criminal convictions and offenses.

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 13 (“Children”).

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children have provided us with Personal Information, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Information from children under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

How We Store Your Data

On this website, we store two types of personal data about you:

  1. If You post a comment.

When You comment on a post on our website, you are asked to provide your name and email. We store that info in Our website database until the comment or the post to which it relates is deleted.

  1. If You make an order for a free or a paid digital pattern in our shop.

When You complete the order form to download a pattern in Our store, You are asked to provide Your full name, physical address, and email address. We store that data in Our database and take measures to keep the data secure and protected.

We do not get access to or store any payment details as they are processed by Paypal and Stripe.

For marketing purposes, We store Your personal data with third-party services as listed below.

How Long We Store Your Personal Data

We are obligated by law to keep some of Your information for a period of up to 10 years for legal and tax purposes. 

If you consent to subscribe to our mailing list, we store your information until you unsubscribe from that list. 

The expiry of cookies is described in our Cookies policy.

If you want us to delete your data contact us at

Website Server

This website is hosted by the NS1 hosting company, located in Bulgaria, EU. Here are some security features of the data centreMore about the hosting provider can be found here.

All traffic between this website and your browser is encrypted and delivered over HTTPS.

Third Parties

We use several third-party data processors to process personal data on our behalf. 

Countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) do not always offer the same levels of protection to your personal data, so European law has prohibited transfers of personal data outside of the EEA unless the transfer meets certain criteria.

Many of our third-party service providers are based outside the European Economic Area (EEA) so their processing of Your personal data will involve a transfer of data outside the EEA.

Whenever we transfer your personal data out of the EEA, we do Our best to ensure a similar degree of security of data by ensuring at least one of the following safeguards is in place:

  • We will only transfer your personal data to countries that the European Commission has approved as providing an adequate level of protection for personal data by;
  • We may use specific contracts or codes of conduct or certification mechanisms approved by the European Commission which give personal data the same protection it has in Europe;
  • we use US-based providers that are part of the EU-US Privacy Shield, as they have equivalent safeguards in place.
    If none of the above safeguards is available, we may request your explicit consent to the specific transfer. You will have the right to withdraw this consent at any time.

Here is a list of the third-party data processors we use to provide our services:

Links to Other Websites

Our Service may contain links to and from other websites that are not operated by Us, including Our partner networks, advertisers, and affiliates. If You click on a third-party link, You will be directed to that third-party’s site. We strongly advise You to review the Privacy Policy of every site You visit. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.

Data Breaches

The security of Your Personal Data is important to Us, but unfortunately, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While We strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect Your Personal Data, We cannot guarantee its absolute security.

In case of any unlawful data breaches of this website database or the database of any of our third-party data processors, we will report it to the authorities and all relevant persons within 72 hours of the breach.

Data Controller

The data controller and data processor on this website is Daniela Koeva, owner of

You can contact me at

Changes to this Privacy Policy

This privacy policy may change from time to time. We may or may not explicitly inform Our clients or website users of these changes. 

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Your Rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EEA and California, USA, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases.

You can request to access, update, or correct your personal information. You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. 

Before we collect your data, we will usually inform you if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by contacting us at

If you are not happy with any aspect of how we collect and use your data, you have the right to complain to the competent data protection authority in Your country. You can exercise Your rights under the CCPA (for California residents) and your rights under GDPR (if You are in the European Economic Area (EEA).

We should be grateful if you would contact us first if you do have a complaint so that we can try to resolve it for you.


If you have any questions or concerns regarding this privacy policy, contact us at