The album did not register on the Billboard 200 album chart. One single release from the album landed on Billboard magazine's Pop Singles chart late in 1970, after the release of Ronstadt's follow-up album, Silk Purse. Edwards' "The Long Way Around," was the B-side to a single-only release of a cover of The Merry-Go-Round's 1967 hit "You're a Very Lovely Woman," renamed "(She's a) Very Lovely Woman." Ronstadt's version has never been subsequently included on an album or released on CD. The single peaked at No. 70 in 1971 (link).
Despite lack of chart success, Hand Sown... helped Ronstadt gain exposure on television variety specials and in live performances. Of particular note is her performance of one of Hand Sown's songs, a cover of the country standard "Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line," renamed " Only Mama...," on Oct. 3, 1970, at the Big Sur Folk Festival in Monterey, Calif. (link)
Hand Sown ... Home Grown features an early version of "Silver Threads and Golden Needles," a cover of a 1962 hit by the Springfields. Ronstadt would record the song again for the 1973 album Don't Cry Now, a single release of which would reach the Top 20 of Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart in early 1974.