Equestrian Apparel Business Born From Love of Horses

| October 31, 2008

Lotta Dages has had a love affair with horses nearly all her life. “I would have liked to have been a horse trainer, but the opportunity wasn’t there,” she said. Instead, Dages makes a nice living making custom equestrian apparel through her home based business, Lotta Stitches, near Chandler, Indiana. “I definitely sew better than I […]

Designer Creates Sexy Boxers For Her

| October 30, 2008

April Spring, a designer from Norfolk, Virginia, launched her Foxers lingerie brand last November.  Since that time the company’s sales have jumped, both online and in boutiques. Now the line has been picked up by Dillard’s, its first department store chain. As if that’s not enough to do in a short time, the company has […]

Legally Blind Woman Turns Love of Halloween Into a Part Time Costume Business

| October 28, 2008

Jeannine Conway has a garage full of tables covered with props like rubber weapons, wigs, carved pumpkins and party gags, in addition to a life sized mannequin portraying the Joker from “The Dark Knight” movie. Conway has meticulously recreated the late Heath Ledger’s character from the recent hit movie and says she “realized back in August that the […]

26 Ways To Defeat Your Home Business Disappointments

| October 27, 2008

We all have disappointments and setbacks in our businesses.  How we deal with them will actually tell the tale of how our business will survive.  John Fortner, in his article, gives some outstanding things to think about, as well as to put into action regarding our home businesses.Disappointments follow success like fatigue replaces exertion. It […]

How To Make Reversible Kitchen Appliance Covers

| October 27, 2008

Just in time for projects I was wanting to make — covers for my kitchen appliances!  And this tutorial tells how to make them reversible — this comes to us from SarahSews blog via SewMamaSew blog.  Try these and let us know how you do!Reversible Appliance Cover Tutorial can be adapted for just about any […]

How To Do Spool Weaving

| October 25, 2008

If you do a lot of sewing, quilting or alterations you already know how quickly the thread spools can run out of thread.  So, what do you do with the empty ones?  I’ve always put mine in a bag to save for children’s projects or other types of projects that would call for the spools.  […]

When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Sewing!

| October 24, 2008

Many businesses and individuals are struggling in the current tough economy, but sewing shops, classes and businesses appear to be expanding in response. Classes are full at Nancy’s Sewing Basket in Seattle, Washington. “Now, all of a sudden, we have all these requests for classes,” said Tamera Fidler, manager of the shop, which opened in the […]

Win a Sewing, Embroidery or Quilting Machine and a $1,000 Shopping Spree

| October 23, 2008

SVP Worldwide, the parent company of Singer, Pfaff and Husqvarna Viking, along with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, have announced their GIFTS BY YOU contest where lucky contestants have the opportunity to win a sewing, embroidery or quilting machine PLUS a $1,000 shopping spree.  Sew a gift this holiday season for a friend or family member and upload […]

20 Year Old Creates Modest Patterns For Princesses

| October 22, 2008

Ashley Smith wants young girls to have spaghetti on their plates, not over their shoulders.The 20-year-old who lives near New London, Iowa is taking her modest-clothes design business to television as NBC affiliate KWQC in Davenport has invited her to be on the “Paula Sands Live” show today.What has made Smith appealing to the television camera is […]

How To Make Labels For Your Creations

| October 19, 2008

Every once in awhile we hear from somebody asking where they can purchase labels for their garments or craft items.  There are a few places that advertise in magazines, but I’ve really had no dealings with any of them.I’ve just come across a tutorial on how to make your own labels for your garments / […]