World’s Largest Sewing Machine Manufacturer to Increase Prices on SINGER, HUSQVARNA VIKING & PFAFF

| September 30, 2008

Today SVP Worldwide, owner of SINGER(R), HUSQVARNA VIKING(R), and PFAFF(R) sewing machine brands, announced it will increase prices on a global basis across the majority of its product portfolio and after sales products. Price increases will range between 5-10% on lower-priced products and between 3-5% on higher-priced products. Specifics will vary on a country-by-country and [...]

Do You Have What It Takes To Be Successful?

| September 29, 2008

Do you have what it takes to be successful?  A quick quiz.The great desire to be successful has always been a fact of life!  The word “success” means different things to different people.  For some, to be successful is to have your own business, so you don’t have to answer to anyone but yourself.  To [...]

How To Make A Patchwork Ball

| September 28, 2008

This tutorial on how to make a patchwork ball is excellent!  I can see making a few of the balls using the nursery room theme for a new baby, or as a gift for a 6 month old or year old baby.  What a great idea!  This tutorial comes from the BurdaFashionBlog.  How to make [...]

Pattern Paper

| September 27, 2008

Whether you are a seamstress making clothing garments for customers, an alteration lady or a craft person, there is a regular need for some type of pattern paper.  In pattern making, it is mandatory that some type of pattern paper is used to make the patterns.We sometimes tell people to check out their local newspaper [...]

Homemade Halloween: Quick and Easy Costumes, Decorations, and Not-So-Frightening Family Fun

| September 26, 2008

Homemade Halloween: Quick and Easy Costumes, Decorations, and Not-So-Frightening Family Fun  (Fox Chapel Publishing, September 2008) is chock full of creative step-by-step projects for everything your family needs to celebrate October 31st – from super easy-to-make costumes and pumpkin carving patterns to party favors and delightful decorations. In Dandy Disguises, the construction of basic costume [...]

Master Seamstress Certification Program

| September 25, 2008

Zulma Berrios, of Providence, has a dream. The human resources manager for Armbrust International jewelry company wants to be a fashion designer with her own business. “I’ve always loved fashion,” Berrios says. “I would like to be a fashion designer and create beautiful designs for my clients.” Berrios says she already has a vision of [...]

Casual Versus Formal

| September 24, 2008

Seamstresses, aka fabric consultants and clothing consultants can really shine during this upcoming Holiday season of parties and get-togethers by helping their customers put together the “right” outfit for the occasion. Despite today’s life style being casual as a general rule, there are still those occasions that are strictly formal or absolutely dressy.  And it is [...]

Sewing Shops Experiencing Boom During Down Economy

| September 23, 2008

While the words “recession” and “credit crunch” fill most of us with dread, for one family-run Bristol UK shop they mean a boost in trade. The Direct Sewing Machine Supply Company in Brislington is doing better than ever. Owner Jeremy Segal, 43, said: “When times are hard, the recycling ethic and ‘make do and mend’ [...]

Add Additional Income To Your Sewing Business – Sell On eBay

| September 22, 2008

From time to time those of us who are in the sewing, alteration, crafting, embroidery or other sewing related business like to check around to see what’s out there that we can make a little extra money from.  After all, who couldn’t use an extra couple hundred dollars a month or even a few hundred [...]

Lined Drawstring Bag

| September 21, 2008

From time to time we all need just a simple drawstring bag to carry our “stuff” — shoes, extra things to take to work or school, and even for the children to carry their “important things” in.  Try this drawstring bag and I’m thinking you’ll be needing more sizes than just this one, so you’ll [...]