How To Work With Waistlines

| March 31, 2010

         We will be dealing with two types of waistlines this week and next – one is where the skirt will be joined to a bodice to make a dress, and the second type will be in making a skirt or pair of slacks.           Before any waistline seam is sewn, all darts, tucks or pleats must […]

Bloggers and Businesses Partnering for Profit!

| March 30, 2010

Business2Blogger is a service designed to help connect businesses and bloggers for FREE.  Businesses are looking for bloggers to review and help spread the word about their products and services. This is where Business2Blogger comes in to connect the two to present their needs/offers. “Big blogs & small, they want you all.” Partnering with bloggers […]

Does A Holiday Affect Your Sewing Business?

| March 29, 2010

It would appear that the no brainer answer to this question would be a “yes, Holidays bring in more business”, but we repeatedly get questions about what to do about Holidays because it seems that “when a holiday is coming up my customers disappear until a week or so after the holiday is past”.  So, […]

SEEDS of Entrepreneurial Spirit

| March 26, 2010

I’m really excited about the opportunity to attend the BlogHer convention this year as I’m looking forward to networking with and learning from some of the best and brightest bloggers around!  Unfortunately, it will not be a cheap trip since the tickets alone cost $298, so I was ecstatic to learn from Jennifer at Hip […]

Share Your Crafts at CraftForum.com

| March 25, 2010

Find crafts, fun and friends at the Craft Forum, and it’s FREE!  Check it out and sign up today. Related Posts:Crafts – A Remedy For StressOne Stop Shopping Spot For Sewing/Crafting ItemsDownload Two FREE Halloween Crafts eBooks!REAL Oilcloth TableclothCrafting For A Cause

Enter to Win the Sprouts in Spring Couture Kids Contest

| March 23, 2010

Sandra Betzina’s Power Sewing website is holding a Sprouts in Spring Couture Kids Contest and it’s super easy to enter!  Simply post a picture of a garment you’ve sewn for a child along with a description. The garment with the most comments will win a $30 Gift Certificate to Sew Baby.com and a $30 Gift […]

Do You, Or Your Customers, Prefer eBooks?

| March 22, 2010

How many of your customers, if you have an online presence, live across the country or around the world, would love to have immediate access to your classroom information?  How about the handouts that you give those in your classes, or have available for your walk-in customers to pick up.  These tidbits of information could […]

BlogHer 2010 Conference Pass Giveaway

| March 20, 2010

Although I’ve only been blogging about it for a couple of years, I have enjoyed designing patterns and teaching others for over twenty years!  Now that my oldest is in kindergarten and my quadruplets will be starting pre-k this fall (YAY!) I decided that this would be a great year for me to attend the […]

How To Construct and Finish A Bias Facing

| March 19, 2010

         Bias facings on blouses and dresses are not hard to do – in fact you can do a bias facing instead of putting on that collar that came with the pattern.  Here’s an easy and quick way to make and finish a bias facing.            A bias strip should be twice the desired finished […]

Another Cool Grocery Bag Tutorial

| March 18, 2010

  Did you know that a lot of stores, like Target and CVS, actually have programs that pay you back for bringing in your own reusable bags?  A couple of months ago I posted a tutorial about how to make a grocery tote from a pillowcase, well here’s a great new tutorial on how to […]