How To Make An Elastic “Self Band” Waistband

| May 27, 2015

  The self band elastic waistband can only be made when the garment has not been dart-fitted at the waistline.  Cut the garment with an extension above the waistline (A) that is twice the width of the elastic plus 3/8″.  Mark the waistline with a basting thread.  cut a length of elastic to fit snugly […]

How To Organize Your Fabric Stash

| May 19, 2015

My fabric cabinet(s) are filled to the top of most shelves with fabric of all sizes and yardages.  I just can’t seem to walk by those fabrics in the stores that are “calling out for me!”  I love fabric sales and it never fails – I also find regular priced stuff I just can’t live […]

Super 50% Off Summer Sale

| May 14, 2015

From now through May 31 use the code SUMMER to get a whopping 50% discount on ALL downloadable Pattern Making and Pattern Changing classes at http://SewWithSarah.com! Do you have a basic dress/blouse pattern that you FINALLY got to fit perfectly, but don’t want every dress and blouse the same?  Use our “pattern changing” classes to […]

How To Cut New Facings

| May 13, 2015

If you have done some altering and changing along the neckline and/or sleeve edges, the facing pattern that came with the pattern will no longer be usable for the changed neckline or sleeve.  You will need to cut new facings that will fit the changed area, as shown in the following diagrams.       […]

Add New Life To Your Sewing – Make Baby Items

| May 6, 2015

Sometimes when inspiration hits, it’s like “WOW! two brain cells rubbed together this time”!  That’s exactly how I felt when it suddenly dawned on me how many new customers I was getting after I started spreading the word about sewing nursing garments, which meant many new babies are now in my “client market”. I suddenly realized that ALL of […]

$50+ Worth of Sewing Notions For $14.95 – Limited Quantity

| May 4, 2015

Our first time ever 48 HOUR SALE on the Sewing Notion Value Packs was a huge success.  We had a number of people writing in to say that they were really disappointed that they’d missed the sale.  We’re writing them and giving our Sewing Business Blog readers another “short” opportunity to get their hands on […]

Altering Store Bought Patterns For Overweight Children – Abdomen

| April 23, 2015

Large abdomen (stomach) is one of the main problems with plus size children, overweight children and obese children.  A large abdomen will cause skirts and pants to be too short in front and cause skirts to ride up in the front.               To correct the store bought (commercial) pattern, […]

Announcing Plus Size Children Patterns

| April 15, 2015

Recent statistics have indicated that nearly nine million American children are categorized as “overweight”. Buying or making clothes for the plus size child can be a very stressful and difficult process as there is literally NO standard size that fits properly. We are excited about our line of clothing patterns for plus size children that […]

Scissors, The Cutting Edge

| April 13, 2015

Scissors play a very important part in the sewing process, and are not something to be thought lightly about.                     When a scissors’ blades slide by each other, the resulting cut can be the intended one or a disaster, the outcome largely predetermined by the scissors’ […]

Button, Button, Who Has …..

| April 8, 2015

the prettiest button?  The answer is:  the gal wearing the most eye-catching, zingiest buttons, the ones that absolutely make an outfit!  Perhaps she has jewelry to match.  Maybe she made the buttons herself!  Any way you look at it, the button game is one that we could all easily play, if we just take a […]