Tips For Sewing Specialty Fabrics

| September 19, 2016

Sometimes when we “get on a roll” with the sewing projects we’re doing, it is so easy to simply sew everything using the same type of thread, and not even think about changing the needle when changing fabrics.  We’ve collected a variety of tips that we all need to think about before changing from one […]

7 Kwik And Easy Sewing Tips

| August 31, 2016

Sometimes when we’re sewing or crafting,  just the smallest tip can be the AHA! moment that either can make our projects go faster or help us improve in an area that needs some help.  I’m always on the look out for tips that I can readily put to use.  As with most of you, my […]

5 Tips To Organize Your Fabric Stash / Sewing Room

| April 20, 2016

If you’re like me – can’t pass up super sales on fabric – and over time have drawers, boxes, bags and shelves full of all types of fabrics – there comes a time when all this stash needs to be organized!  Not long ago I did just that – organized my stash!  I started out […]

Where Do I Find Pattern Paper???

| February 18, 2016

This question has been asked of us a lot lately.  I have said previously that you can use old newspapers or cut paper grocery bags and spread them out to make the patterns.  Then, one day I was out of town at my cousin’s house working on a pattern for a member of the family.  Without […]

Looking For A Sewing Machine To Teach A Child To Sew?

| January 21, 2016

I have a couple of grandchildren that are begging  me to teach them how to sew.  They are 10 years old, and that’s about the age I learned to sew on my mothers’ treadle sewing machine.  The problem is that my sewing machine is BUSY with all my sewing and craft projects, so I’ve been […]

500 Kwik & Easy Sewing Tips – sew faster, better and easier!

| November 17, 2015

Learn to sew faster, better and easier with this 500 Kwik & Easy Sewing Tips book.  Many of these time savers are so simple, you’ll wonder why you never thought of them before.  500 Kwik & Easy Sewing Tips contains the best of customer hints and tips accumulated over 25 years.  Spiral binding makes it […]

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 […]

In Sewing…..Pressing Matters

| June 3, 2015

To achieve the professional look in sewing, it is absolutely essential to press as you sew.  In addition to the iron and ironing board, it is helpful to have pressing cloths and a tailor’s ham. Fiber, texture and thickness of the fabric determines how the fabric is pressed.  Fiber content dictates the temperature of the […]

Stains…..Be Gone!!

| June 1, 2015

For the most part, you know if you’ve spilled something on your blouse or dress; however, when you have five grandchildren running around the house, most of the time you have no idea what has spilled on the clothes.   I’m here to tell you that if you simply throw those clothes in the washer […]

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.       […]