How Much Fabric Should I Buy???

| July 22, 2015

One question that has been emailed to us literally dozens of times  is “if my pattern calls for 45″ wide fabric and I find 36″ wide fabric that would be perfect, how much should I get”? We have the answer to all of you who have written in —- download and print the “fabric conversion […]

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 […]

Projects For Cold Days!

| January 23, 2014

You’d think here in the “sunny” South, temperatures would be such that we could be working/playing outdoors all day.  Not this year!!  Temperatures here in Florida are supposedly going to drop to around 20 degrees tonight.  Now, being from Nebraska originally, I understand you all are saying – “what’s your problem?  That’s warm compared to […]

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 […]

Decorating With Scraps

| November 15, 2012

Trims by the yard and large-motif trims are great for use in making Christmas ornaments, greeting cards and gift items. A burlap wall hanging or a greeting card made out of construction paper can have candles of woven-braid trim, each topped by a flickering flame (a single notch from gold rickrack makes a perfect flame).  […]

Know Your Trims

| November 8, 2012

If you are going to make gifts for the Holiday season, or help the kids make Christmas decorations, it is a good idea to become acquainted with the wide selection of trims and laces available at your favorite sewing supply store.  Regardless of what you’d like to make, there are probably several suitable trims for the […]

7 Tips for Selling at a Craft Fair

| October 15, 2012

Although it can be very enjoyable to spend an afternoon milling about at a craft fair, being a vendor at such event requires a lot more work than you might think since you have to both setup and take down your booth in a short period of time, and you have lots of advance preparation […]

6 Must-Haves For Your Craft Show Display

| September 17, 2012

You may have all your products ready for the upcoming crafts show you’re joining—but have you given much thought to your booth’s appearance? Appearances are extremely important, and believe it or not, your sales can be greatly impacted by how your booth is set up. There are plenty of things you can do to spruce […]

8 Tips For Your First Craft Show

| September 3, 2012

Have you just signed up for your first craft show? Preparing for your craft business’ public debut may be exciting, but it can also be extremely unnerving. Here are some tips to help you get ready for the show: 1) Experiment with different setups. Your booth display can greatly affect your sales, so put a […]