Make A Tube Wreath Tutorial

| October 31, 2009

This tube wreath tutorial is just in time for Christmas!  You can make a small wreath to hang on interior doors, a mirror or on a shelf above the kitchen pots and pans to help get you into the Christmas spirit. The tube wreath is super super simple to make and looks great. Materials needed: […]

AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter

| October 30, 2009

For those quilters, crafters and sewers who generally need to do a lot of fabric cutting, I’d recommend the AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter.  For those of us who have some arthritis in the hands / fingers, this machine is really a Godsend!      Not only is this fabric cutter 90% faster than rotary cutting and […]

How To Bring Bobbin Thread Up

| October 29, 2009

How do you bring the bobbin thread up from the bobbin area after changing a bobbin?  Did you know there is an actual “correct” procedure for bringing the bobbin thread up from the bobbin? The correct way of bringing the bobbin thread up after changing the bobbin is as follows: A.  While holding the top […]

Six Websites That Can Save You Money

| October 27, 2009

1. is the “how to” search engine where you can find clear instructions from experts on everything from how to select a sewing machine to starting a business with your spouse. 2.  The Bargainist is an award winning site that locates and consolidates information on sales, bargains and deals on just about […]

Sewing Businesses Help Customers Save Money

| October 26, 2009

How can you in sewing businesses help your customers save money?  I truly believe this Holiday Season will see fewer gifts given, and those who will be giving gifts will be looking for “deals”. The current economy, where people are losing jobs left and right, where homes are being foreclosed on and where those who DO […]

How To Make Tank Top Totes

| October 25, 2009

I’ve just found a way to use those tank tops that no longer fit, and the ones that I bought that were too big to start with, but are still hanging in the closet (with price tags still on!). Monica Ewing at the CraftyNest website has a great tutorial on how to make two different […]

Oldfashioned Jumpsuit Into New Design

| October 24, 2009

While surfing the web I found a great idea of how to change those vintage 1970’s jumpsuits into a super “jumpdress”.  Carrie at ThisMamaMakesStuff found one of those “older” jumpsuits at a thrift store.  The top part is really cute, but as you can see in these pictures, the jumpsuit itself is, as her daughter […]

Project Tutorial: Make a Fabric Business Card Case

| October 23, 2009

The nice folks over at the Reprodepot Blog shared this step-by-step project tutorial to make an adorable fabric card case. Since Reprodepot is also a fabric store that specializes in vintage reproduction fabrics, they have gone a step above and beyond with their design by using printable fabric that they printed with a vintage design.  […]

How To Make Covered Shoulder Pads

| October 21, 2009

Many professional type garments, such as suits, dresses and some blouses require shoulder pads to complete the look.  But how can you get a professional look with the plain tan or white colored shoulder pads that are available at the stores? Covering purchased shoulder pads to match garments that you’re making is very easy to […]

Interview With Erica Leigh of Sweets & Hearts

| October 20, 2009

Erica Leigh of Sweets & Hearts is up to her ears in ears!  Erica sells hair accessories such as headbands with kitty or mouse ears, as well as costumes and clothing designs, and she recently sold her 100th pair of ears. Erica is a college student studying fashion marketing who lives at home with her […]