How To Make New Sleeve Styles From One Basic Sleeve Pattern

| November 4, 2013

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 […]

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 […]

How To Make A Custom Fitted Skirt For An Overweight/Obese child

| October 9, 2013

Skirts are a very easy clothing garment to make, however “easy” becomes “difficult” or “impossible” when you’re dealing with making clothing for the plus size/overweight/obese girls.  The answer to this dilema is to make the pattern using the CHILD’S measurements, and not the “standard” measurements the commercial pattern companies use.  The only measurements necessary to […]

How To Alter Skirt Patterns For Plus Size/Overweight Children

| October 2, 2013

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 […]

Do Your Blouses and Dresses Bunch or Wrinkle In The Bodice Area?

| September 25, 2013

Misses size patterns are made with a standard “B” cup and half sizes are made with a standard “C” cup.  If you use a Misses size pattern and wear an “A”, “C” or “D” cup bra, your bodice will be baggy (A cup) or tight with wrinkles (C or D cup).  The same thing applies […]

Hand Sewing Secrets

| September 23, 2013

For those of us in the sewing or craft businesses, there’s always hand sewing that needs to be done.  Some projects require more handwork than others, but very seldom do we skate through a project without at least a little hand sewing to do.  There are a lot of little things that can be done to make […]

Sewing For Plus Size Children

| August 9, 2013

As we get ready for the fall season and school to begin, we once again get many emails asking for information on how to sew good fitting clothing for plus size children.  Shopping for clothes for plus size children is very hard considering the fact that so few clothing stores carry clothing that will fit these […]

School Starts Soon. 50% Sale Starts TODAY!

| July 30, 2013

In just three weeks school will be starting again in our area.  Summer seems great for the kids, but long before school actually starts, the kids get BORED – tired of the “everyday” things that they do, and are as ready for school to start as their parents! The big thing is —- are YOU […]

Once Again The Most Popular Plus Size Children’s Patterns Are……

| December 6, 2012

Twice a year we do a special report to see which plus size children’s patterns are the most popular.  We keep totals for the spring season and for the fall season – what do mothers, grandmothers, etc really NEED for those plus size boys and girls? This fall the most popular pattern for plus size […]

Give Practical Gifts This Holiday Season

| November 9, 2012

At this special time of year  you can make your family and friends VERY happy if you give a practical gift that they can enjoy throughout the year.  Think about each person’s “likes”, hobbies and even things that you know they would really enjoy but wouldn’t buy for themselves. I always try to get my […]