How To Make An Elastic Waistband (Self Band)

| May 12, 2010

There are actually two types of elastic waistbands – a “self” band and a “separate” band.  Today we’re going to cover the steps in making the “self” band type elastic waistband.           The self band elastic waistband can only be made when the garment has not been dart-fitted at the waistline.  Cut the garment with […]

How Are Your Sewing Projects Coming Along?

| May 10, 2010

How about that for a funny title? If you’re like me, I’m never without a LIST of sewing projects waiting to be done. The real kicker is when you’re right in the middle of a major project (and usually one that I’m behind on), when the sewing machine decides to intervene and stop you in […]

CPSC to Take Another Look at Costs for Small Businesses

| May 6, 2010

In our “New Safety Regulations Expected to Hurt Mom Based Garment Industry” post last year we discussed the federal requirements mandated by Congress in Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) and the impact that it would have on small businesses.  The new law was created in response to the alarming number of issues with lead being […]

How To Make Straight Waistbands

| May 5, 2010

STRAIGHT WAISTBANDS         The straight waistband is the most basic and the most popular of all waistband styles.  The waistband is cut with an extended (self) facing (A) which is then applied to the garment as a flat piece.  The ends are made and finished while it is being applied to the garment.  The length […]

Project Tutorial: Make a No-Sew Ribbon Corsage for Mother’s Day

| May 4, 2010

Vanessa at V and Co created this gorgeous ribbon corsage to celebrate moms and I think it’s the perfect gift for mother’s day.  The best part is – there’s no sewing involved so it’s a quick and easy project that mom is sure to love.  Make one in her favorite color and take her out […]