Free iPhone App Saves You Money on Fabric!

| November 30, 2010

For years I’ve carried around a printout of a fabric conversion chart in my purse so that anytime I find a piece of fabric I can’t live without, I could figure out how much I needed to buy based on its width.  Anytime I tried to guess I’d end up with way too much fabric […]

Holiday Sale Of The Year You Won’t Want To Miss

| November 29, 2010

How many times has your sewing machine “konked” out on you in the middle of a major project?  Every time it happens I know you’re thinking “there HAS to be a better and easier way to get this machine running again and not have to drag it down to the repair shop”! Well, the […]

4 Easy Ways To Increase Your Web Traffic

| November 24, 2010

Everybody who has a blog or website knows that one of the measures of success is the amount of traffic that comes to the site or blog.  So how can you increase the traffic – or in other words, how do you get people in cyberspace to know you actually have a blog or website. […]

What NOT To Throw Away When Cleaning Your Closets

| November 22, 2010

While this may not normally be the time of the year for cleaning out those closets (little late for fall cleaning and a little early for spring cleaning), but after reviewing an earlier post about “National Clean Out Your Closet Week”, I started thinking about some things that could possibly be cleaned out NOW and […]

VivaLaModa Issue #11 Winter Edition Available

| November 18, 2010

VivaLaModa, the indie quarterly fashion and handmade magazine, has just made issue #11 available for free online.  This winter edition continues the popular Project Reconstruction and brings you some fabulous winter accessories. Related Posts:Viva La Moda Project Reconstruction IssueReady, Set, Sew – Project Runway is Back!New VivaLaModa Handmade Fashion Issue Available“Project Runway” Provides Excellent PR for […]

The Perfect “Sewing Related” Christmas Gift

| November 17, 2010

For those of us in a sewing or craft business, we try to think of gifts for others that may be sewing related.  Making craft items, clothing items or home decor items are all great ideas, but sometimes I want to be a little more “creative” in the gift I give.  Of course, the gift […]

8 Pack Adjustable Pant Buttons $5.99 Shipped!

| November 16, 2010

These adjustable pant buttons are made to increase or decrease your waistband size up to 1 1/2 inches through the use of a spring clasp on the back that locks into place and they’re on deal of the day today for only $5.99 shipped – that’s just 75 cents each!  That’s a great deal just […]

3 Secrets You’ll Need To Know For Online Marketing Success

| November 15, 2010

Whether you’re already marketing your products online or just getting started, there are some very specific things you need to know.  We’ve all heard those stories of huge fortunes being made by selling this product or sign up for that program.  I truly believe those “huge fortunes” are mostly a myth because every dollar we’ve […]

Friday Finds: Thank You Veterans!

| November 12, 2010

This week I saw my dad cry for the first time in a decade when my six year old son’s class sang at a Veteran’s Day celebration.  I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank all active duty and retired military and their families for supporting them while they serve.  This week’s Friday Finds feature […]

Hemming Stitches For Your Garments

| November 10, 2010

HEMMING STITCHES are used to secure a hem edge to a garment.  There are a variety of hemming stitches you can use, however we’ll highlight only a few in this post. UNEVEN SLIPSTITCH  is a durable and almost invisible stitch suitable for a folded hem edge.  Stitches are worked from right to left.  Fasten the […]