How To Decorate A Hoodie Jacket

| June 13, 2017

Sewing and crafting at our house takes many different avenues!  One of my grandsons (11 years old) told me that his first project was going to be decorating his school hoodie/jacket.  At first I was a little apprehensive, but he assured me that he’d already been planning it “in his head”, and he knew exactly […]

Quit Buying Patterns – Redesign Ones You Already Have

| March 6, 2017

As in a lot of different areas, we have to be creative in thinking of ways to save money.  One of the best ways I’ve found to save money for myself as well as customers I sew for is to change the style of the patterns already in use rather than buy new patterns just […]

Make Athletic Non-Slip Headbands For Pennies!

| February 21, 2017

It’s about that time of year when it warms up enough we can get outside and run!  OR jog or walk. But wait – it’s windy some days and even if it isn’t windy, there always seems to be a problem with our headbands.  They move around – won’t stay where you want them – […]

Be Creative With Children’s Clothing

| October 4, 2016

Whether you’re making new clothing items, altering outgrown clothing or just want to add something “extra” to a childs’ garment, we have a few suggestions for you. When my daughter was in elementary school I made “patchwork” pants for her as well as a “patchwork” jacket.  Her friends LOVED her special clothing, and immediately I […]

Plus Size Children Patterns Are NOW Downloadable!!

| July 25, 2016

Just in time for back to school sewing, we’re excited to announce that all of our Plus Size Children patterns are now downloadable for immediate access!  The very best thing is that there are no longer any shipping fees to pay AND you can get started on your sewing projects right away!! Check out the […]

How To Make New Sleeve Styles From One Basic Sleeve Pattern

| October 12, 2015

If you’re in a sewing business, whether you sew for children or for women, you can impress your customers by letting them know you can “change up” their pattern by making different sleeve styles than just the one that came with the pattern.  A basic short sleeve pattern is great, but by changing it to […]

Simple Laundry Secrets To Make Your Clothes Last Longer

| July 29, 2015

One of the best ways to make the most out of your hard-earned money is to take good care of things you already own.  The following list of laundry “secrets” of course are for all of us, but I’m thinking that for those of you that do any type of sewing or clothing alteration work, […]

How To Make A Custom Fitted Skirt For An Overweight/Obese child

| October 9, 2013

Skirts are a very easy clothing garment to make, however “easy” becomes “difficult” or “impossible” when you’re dealing with making clothing for the plus size/overweight/obese girls.  The answer to this dilema is to make the pattern using the CHILD’S measurements, and not the “standard” measurements the commercial pattern companies use.  The only measurements necessary to […]

Enter To Win A $500 Suiting Makeover From Express

| October 5, 2011

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Express for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. We are finally getting a little bit of fall weather here and I’m super excited about bringing out some of my favorite suits.  Since I work at home I don’t need to wear them too often, but […]

Hot Denim Styles of the Season Plus a Chance to Win!

| September 19, 2011

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Express for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.   Denim never really goes out of style, but the look, color and cut of women’s jeans often change with the season.  Some of last year’s styles are still hot, like flare jeans that provide a casual style […]