New Pattern Designer In Our Family!

| February 1, 2017

My granddaughter, now 11 and part of a set of quadruplets, started “making things” when she was old enough to use a pair of kids scissors. Sarah had previously made things from paper and cardboard, from very intricate snowflakes to cardboard box “stores” where she would “sell” her handmade items to her siblings and grandmother […]

AWESOME New Patterns Now Available

| January 24, 2017

We have some AWESOME new patterns in our pattern store that you won’t want to miss out on! Just for starters, we have patterns for the ever popular “sea creature tail” blankets, including the Mermaid Tail Blanket, Shark Tail Blanket and Orca Whale Tail Blanket.  Look at the picture and decide which one you’d like […]

Shape-A-Dart – Fits Patterns to YOUR Cup Size

| November 1, 2016

For a fit that flatters – use the Shape-A-Dart on commercial patterns to adjust the cup size to YOUR cup size.         Why use the Shape-A-Dart tool? Misses size patterns are made with a standard “B” cup and half sizes are made with a standard “C” cup. If you wear a Misses […]

Girls Size 16 Plus Patterns Won’t Fit 9 Year Olds! Get The Right Fit!

| October 25, 2016

My friend has a 9 year old daughter who has a 36″ chest, 34″ tummy and 38″ hips.  Buying pre-made clothes for her is impossible since a skirt that fits in the waist has a length that goes past the feet, and long sleeves hang several inches below her fingers in order to get a […]

How To Alter Skirt Patterns For Plus Size/Overweight Children

| October 11, 2016

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 […]

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 […]

Look What We Found!!!

| August 24, 2016

While moving our office, we found some vintage copies of Sarah Doyle’s first book, “Sarah’s Key To Pattern Drafting”.   “Sarah’s Key To Pattern Drafting” book includes step by step instructions and diagrams for custom making your entire wardrobe – slacks, shorts, skirts, blouses and dresses.  This is our original book with patterns and designs […]

Plus Size Children Patterns Are NOW Downloadable!!

| July 25, 2016

Just in time for back to school sewing, we’re excited to announce that all of our Plus Size Children patterns are now downloadable for immediate access!  The very best thing is that there are no longer any shipping fees to pay AND you can get started on your sewing projects right away!! Check out the […]