6 How-To Tips For The Sewer / Crafter

| May 16, 2016

Many times during the sewing / crafting process we seem to have our heads in the clouds as we fast forward through the current project.  Of course, most of us have been sewing or crafting for so long, we can just about do anything with our eyes shut.  Right?  Actually that’s where most of the […]

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 […]

Easy Tips For Efficient Sewing

| July 6, 2015

All of us in the sewing, alteration and crafting business know how valuable our time is, and that we really can’t afford to waste time on little things.  Once settled in to do some major sewing or crafting, we need to be able  to keep on the project with as few interruptions as possible. Efficient […]

Procrastination…..The Art Of Wasting Time

| June 24, 2015

WOW!  Did I push a “hot” button here????   How much time is actually “wasted” when we procrastinate?  And why do we procrastinate, anyway? For many folks – me included – it’s just hard to get started on certain projects.  My focus isn’t just “right” or perhaps there’s the “dread” of starting something that appears to […]

How Productive Are You Now That Summer Is Here?

| June 15, 2015

Summer brings on an unlimited number of situations that keep us from being really productive!  Kids are out of school, friends and family come in from out of town for visits, perhaps gardening takes away from your “work” time, plus other things. I’ve already come across a few of those situations!  Grandchildren come to stay […]

How To Sell Your Knowledge To Others

| June 10, 2015

I’m sure most everyone has something special that they make, or do, that gets compliments from all who see them. You might make the prettiest, one-of-a-kind baby quilts, or because of the shortcuts you use while sewing, you can make clothing garments faster than anybody else! I can see the smiles already — you’re thinking […]

How To Sell What You Sew

| May 28, 2015

If you’re new to the SewingBusiness blog, and have joined us to figure out a way to make some extra money with your sewing abilities, you’ve come to the right place! Many people “talk” about wanting to make some money from all the things they love to make (and what other people love to receive […]

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 […]

How To Make Fringe

| February 19, 2015

Fringe can be put on just about anything, from home decor items such as pillows and table coverings to clothing garment items like head scarves, jean jackets, sweaters and more.  Oh, I know you can buy some types of “fringe” by the yard, but it doesn’t come in every color under the sun, and most importantly, […]

Crafts – A Remedy For Stress

| November 1, 2013

We live in a stress filled world!  Prices rising, jobs declining, kids still want to eat, mortgage company still wants that monthly payment, power bill needs to be paid.  How much more stress can we take??? A large number of pressured people are turning to crafts not only to express creativity but to work off […]