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.       […]

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, […]

How To Adjust Your Sewing Machine Tension

| October 16, 2013

Have you noticed when you’re changing from one project to another the thread all of a sudden starts to loop, get tangled in the bobbin area or other crazy things?    The fact is that as you change projects and start sewing on different weight materials, you should test the stitching on a piece of scrap […]

Sewing Machine Repair Book Now At Amazon!!

| September 12, 2012

Now that we are all involved with fall sewing projects, this is NOT the time to have problems with your sewing machine! We are THRILLED that our “Sewing Machine Repair for the Home Sewer is now available at Amazon!!   This has been our most popular book of all time, and has helped literally thousands and […]

How To Save Money On Store Bought Patterns

| June 27, 2012

Many times it takes MORE time to alter a store bought pattern so it will hopefully fit than it takes to actually SEW the pattern.  We all have our particular “adjustment” areas — hips, waistline, bust issues, etc.   How often have you FINALLY gotten a pattern to fit right and actually look good, when the […]

Save Money With Fabulous Fabric Finds

| December 10, 2010

This post is to pass along some information about how and why I stock up on fabrics this time of year.  Each of us that are in a sewing related business have a tendency to use a LOT of certain types of fabric.  For example, those who are in the quilting field, whether it’s regular bed […]