Ten Random Sewing Tips

| March 13, 2018

***I often buy old garments at garage sales or consignment stores just for the fabric so I do a lot of ripping and altering.  Single sided razor blades are great for this task since you don’t have to be delicate, but whether using a razor or a seam ripper, they get dull pretty quickly.  Try […]

50% Off “500 Kwik And Easy Sewing Tips” Book – Now $4.98!

| February 27, 2018

Learn to sew faster, better and easier with this 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 easy to turn to each tip […]

Restoring Old Slips – Make Them Like New!

| July 5, 2017

Have you ever noticed how the body of your slip outlives the lace and elastic?  Not quite sure how to salvage the slip, so you end up throwing it away?  We can help!  Here are some suggestions. Problem:  Lace is disintegrating, coming off slip. Suggestion #1:  Remove the old lace and brighten it up with […]

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 […]

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 […]