Increase Sales – Sew For Big Husky Men

| April 6, 2015

From time to time we try to give updates and information on how to increase your sewing business.  Expanding the sewing and craft business is necessary in order to “increase the bottom line”. How much sewing do you do for men?  If anybody answered that they actually DO sew for men, how difficult is it […]

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.  […]

Having Trouble Finding Patterns For Your Overweight Kids?

| August 24, 2012

For those who have plus size / overweight children it sometimes can become a nightmare trying to find nice styles that actually would FIT the child.  Even the “plus” sizes don’t work because a 16 Plus would be for a somewhat overweight 16 year old, but what happens if the size range on that 16 […]

It’s Spring and Summer Sewing Time Once Again

| March 29, 2012

I don’t know about the weather where you are, but here in Florida it appears that Spring may have been left out this year and summer jumped right in! Regardless of the temperatures, it’s very much time for all of us to begin our regular “new season” sewing.  I’d like to recommend you check out our […]

Tips For Using Clothing Patterns

| August 26, 2009

Commercial (store bought) patterns can sometimes be tricky to use, and if we’re not thinking all the while we’re cutting and sewing, we could be setting ourselves up for errors and mistakes and ending up with a garment that won’t fit.  Here are a few tips to help keep those errors at a minimum. *  […]

Our Anywhere T Pattern in the August Clotilde Catalog

| August 4, 2009

One of my favorite things to do is to design new patterns and I especially love to be able create designs that are comfortable enough to live in.  My ‘Anywhere T’ pattern is one of those designs – the cowl neck dresses it up so it looks great with skirts and under jackets, but the simple […]

Changing Patterns For Creative Uses

| June 22, 2009

Awhile back we had a lot of our readers write to us to let us know how they were using our men / women pajama and nightshirt patterns and making jogging outfits and shorts outfits out of them, and now we’ve had another round of creative ideas using another of our patterns — the Sports […]

Sewing For Men

| April 11, 2009

Most seamstresses shy away from sewing for men — it seems like men’s clothing garments would be harder to make and harder to fit than sewing for children or women.  But have you thought about doing some basic sewing for men, especially those who are big, tall and husky that can’t find anything to fit […]