Buttonholes By Design

| March 5, 2015

Making buttonholes can be rather intimidating, but when it comes to making them in a suit or fancy outfit for a customer, it’s all the more stressful.  I don’t know about you, but once I finish the buttonhole portion of the project I feel like I can breathe a sigh of relief – the rest […]

Make Memory Quilts

| March 5, 2015

Add New Dimension to Your Sewing — Make Memory Quilts!               Memory quilts, like the one above, can be done several ways.  The finished size of the wall hanging memory quilt shown is 23″ x 32″ tall, and has loops at the top in order to use a dowel […]

Pass Along Your Love of Sewing – Teach Children How To Sew

| February 26, 2015

What a wonderful feeling it would give you to teach someone about your passion of sewing!  Not only would you feel proud of that person’s accomplishments, the person doing the learning would feel “on top of the world” to have created something unique and useable. If you’re wondering where you could begin, start with some children – your […]

DARN That Hole!

| February 24, 2015

Oh No!  My favorite and most expensive wool skirt got snagged and left a hole – is there any way you can fix it for me?  Have any of your customers called and asked you that question?  And what did you tell them?  “Sorry, but I can’t fix holes in woolen garments.”  That little hole […]

New Life For Daddy’s Old Shirts

| February 18, 2015

Have you ever thought about renovating old clothes to make new garments?  If some of your customers are going through hard times, but still need sewing done, you could try various renovating projects ahead of time, just to see what you’d feel comfortable doing, then offer those services to your customers.  There are many “renovating” […]

40% Off Our Most Popular Repair Books!

| February 10, 2015

Getting ready for spring/summer sewing?  Be sure your sewing machines and sergers are in tip top shape so you can get into the sewing projects — you DON’T want to have them in the repair shop! Sewing Machine Repair For The Home Sewer is our all time most popular book!  This one book will help […]

Sewing Shortcuts are a Lifesaver to Seamstresses Short on Time!

| February 5, 2015

When a deadline for doing a sewing job is very near, shortcuts can mean the difference between it being wise or foolish for an expert or novice to undertake the project.  For those who dislike detail or those whose temperaments demand that a project must go quickly, shortcuts can mean the difference between continued interest or giving […]

Converting Store Bought Patterns Into Maternity Styles

| January 28, 2015

Nice looking stylish maternity patterns and maternity clothing are usually very hard to find – especially if you’re not an “average” size.   Petite maternity clothing or plus size maternity clothing are very difficult to match the size you really need.  Even if the size is available, how many different “styles” of maternity clothes are available.  […]

Working With Plaids and Stripes

| January 22, 2015

Do you tremble a bit when a customer brings in stripes or plaids for you to work with?  Are you a little uneasy and just “hope” you’ll be able to do a good job? Plaids and stripes are not that difficult to work with when you know a few rules, and most especially if you […]

ANNOUNCING Sewing Machine Repair For The Home Sewer in Spanish!

| January 14, 2015

If you or anybody you know speaks Spanish, you will be happy to know that SewWithSarah.com now has their best seller, Sewing Machine Repair for the Home Sewer in Spanish!             ¡Hágalo usted mismo reparación de la máquina de costura! ¿Suene como una idea lejos traída? No así pues, según […]