50% Off ALL Plus Size Children’s Sewing Patterns

| July 31, 2018

Back To School Sale On Plus Size Children Patterns – 50% Discount   Just in time for school sewing, we are having a super 50% Discount sale on ALL Plus Size Children Sewing Patterns.  Now through August 15 only, take advantage of this huge sale – use promo code PATTERNS and fill your shopping cart.  […]

Altering Store Bought Patterns For Overweight Children – Chest

| July 24, 2018

Overweight children, plus size children and obese children will usually have much larger chests than average size children.  In addition, they will usually have large upper arms that make altering store bought patterns very difficult.  This tutorial will address both areas needing to be altered. FULL CHEST With a large full chest, wrinkles will show […]

What If Your 10 Year Old Has A 34″ Waist????

| June 12, 2018

My friend was getting frantic!  Her 10 year old son with a 34” waist wasn’t fitting into ANY type of pants.  Even a boys’ size 14-16 pants had only a 28” waist. She bought him a pair of 34” waist MEN’S Levi jeans, thinking that would do the trick.  Look at how they fit this […]

Back To School Sale On Plus Size Children Sewing Patterns – 50% Off

| August 1, 2017

Just in time for school sewing, we are having a super 50% Discount sale on ALL Plus Size Children Sewing Patterns.  Now through August 15 only, take advantage of this huge sale – use promo code SCHOOL and fill your shopping cart.  We have plus size and obese boys patterns and plus size and obese […]

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 – […]

New Pattern Designer In Our Family!

| February 1, 2017

My granddaughter, now 11 and part of a set of quadruplets, started “making things” when she was old enough to use a pair of kids scissors. Sarah had previously made things from paper and cardboard, from very intricate snowflakes to cardboard box “stores” where she would “sell” her handmade items to her siblings and grandmother […]

AWESOME New Patterns Now Available

| January 24, 2017

We have some AWESOME new patterns in our pattern store that you won’t want to miss out on! Just for starters, we have patterns for the ever popular “sea creature tail” blankets, including the Mermaid Tail Blanket, Shark Tail Blanket and Orca Whale Tail Blanket.  Look at the picture and decide which one you’d like […]

Shape-A-Dart – Fits Patterns to YOUR Cup Size

| November 1, 2016

For a fit that flatters – use the Shape-A-Dart on commercial patterns to adjust the cup size to YOUR cup size.         Why use the Shape-A-Dart tool? Misses size patterns are made with a standard “B” cup and half sizes are made with a standard “C” cup. If you wear a Misses […]

How To Alter Skirt Patterns For Plus Size/Overweight Children

| October 11, 2016

Regardless of what size pattern you buy for your plus size/overweight child, there are always changes that need to be made.  Sometimes a single change will do it, and other times there may be 2, 3, 4 changes necessary before the store bought pattern will actually fit the plus size child.  We are starting a […]

Look What We Found!!!

| August 24, 2016

While moving our office, we found some vintage copies of Sarah Doyle’s first book, “Sarah’s Key To Pattern Drafting”.   “Sarah’s Key To Pattern Drafting” book includes step by step instructions and diagrams for custom making your entire wardrobe – slacks, shorts, skirts, blouses and dresses.  This is our original book with patterns and designs […]