Project Tutorial: Fabric Storage Cubes

| February 25, 2010

I’ve been on a bit of an organizing kick here lately so I fell in love when I saw these fabric storage cubes at the Obsessively Stitching blog!  There are lots of photos of each step and the design looks pretty easy to make using plastic canvas pieces as support for the cube “walls”.  I’m […]

Attaching And Sewing A Rolled Collar

| February 24, 2010

We’re back to the tutorials on dealing with the various styles of collars – how to make them and how to attach and sew them. Today we’re going to talk about how to attach and sew a rolled collar.     Sew the shoulder seams and any neckline darts before attaching the collar.  Staystitch the garment […]

Sew Simple Felt Hair Bows

| February 23, 2010

I fell in love with these quick and easy to sew felt hair bows the second I saw them.  Our local county school district has a strict uniform policy for pre-k and but the girls are allowed to wear colorful hair barrettes so I’m planning to make these in every color imaginable for both of […]

How To Make Fabric “Paper” Dolls

| February 22, 2010

For those of us in the sewing, crafting and alteration businesses, the main goal is looking at the profit end of the business and what we can do to increase the bottom line.  However there are also a great many of us who have small children or grandchildren who are in the house while we […]

Teaching Children How To Embroider

| February 21, 2010

My mother and grandmother were “sewers”, with my mother making all the clothing we wore and my grandmother making quilts.  It was only natural then that I had a desire to learn to sew at a young age.  That interest in sewing has passed down to Denise, my daughter, who also started sewing at a […]

Recycle Old Sweaters Into Cozy Throw Pillows

| February 20, 2010

If you’d like to add a little something “extra” to your sewing business, I’ve just run across something that I think would be useful for making a few extra bucks. FaveCrafts has a great tutorial by Heidi Borchers for creating throw pillows from old sweaters. They say you can pick up old sweaters from thrift […]

Brother Sewing Machines Earn ‘Best Buy’ From Consumers Digest

| February 19, 2010

Brother International Corporation recently earned two “Best Buy” awards in the sewing machine category from Consumers Digest magazine.  Their limited edition Project Runway model, available only at WalMart for under $140, was rated a “Best Buy” in the economy category of computerized sewing machines.  Brother also received the “Best Buy” rating in the premium category of embroidery and […]

Enter to Win a Janome Sewing or Embroidery Machine

| February 18, 2010

To celebrate their brand new series of do it yourself videos, DIY Dish and Janome have teamed up for a great giveaway.  All you have to do to enter is sign up for their free newsletter or post a comment on this DIY Dish page and you could win one of two terrific prizes – […]

Get Ready for the Sewing & Stitchery Expo

| February 16, 2010

  The Sewing & Stitchery Expo, the nation’s largest sewing show, will be held from February 25th through the 28th at the Puyallup Fair and Events Center in Puyallup, Washington near Tacoma.  The gates open each day at 8:00 a.m. and the shopping hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and […]

Can Sewers MAKE MONEY Clipping Coupons?

| February 15, 2010

Anybody who is in the sewing/crafting/alterations business would probably laugh at the title of this post.  In the past I would have laughed as well. Denise, over at ShopperStrategy has a  post entitled “How To Make $100/Hour Clipping Coupons” that I found very interesting.  Apparently the Wall Street Journal has an article written by Brett […]