Sewing Machine Repair Book Now At Amazon!!

| September 12, 2012

Now that we are all involved with fall sewing projects, this is NOT the time to have problems with your sewing machine! We are THRILLED that our “Sewing Machine Repair for the Home Sewer is now available at Amazon!!   This has been our most popular book of all time, and has helped literally thousands and […]

Do You Sew Mostly For Plus Size Women or Plus Size Children?

| August 20, 2012

There are many articles regarding the statistics concerning overweight/obese children, as well as the numbers of full figure/plus size women (adults actually – not just women). We’re wondering if you who are in a sewing / alteration business actually do MORE sewing for the overweight children category or plus size women. While I would venture […]

When Buying Fabric, Keep An Eye On The Prices!

| February 1, 2012

Because this is NOT the first time this has happened to me, I want to tell you about my fabric shopping trip today, so you can keep your eyes open the next time you are out shopping for fabric. I went into Joann’s today to get some denim fabric — sounds simple enough.  They had […]

Save Money With Fabulous Fabric Finds

| December 10, 2010

This post is to pass along some information about how and why I stock up on fabrics this time of year.  Each of us that are in a sewing related business have a tendency to use a LOT of certain types of fabric.  For example, those who are in the quilting field, whether it’s regular bed […]

How To Choose The RIGHT Guest Blogger

| October 11, 2010

Last week we did a discussion on why guest bloggers could be important to your blog, as well as why YOU could be important to other bloggers in the role of “guest blogger”.  Today I’d like to go over a few pointers on how to choose the RIGHT guest blogger. ** The first thing you […]

How To Make Buttonholes

| September 15, 2010

          Buttonholes for a bodice or shirt can be placed in a horizontal or vertical direction (typically horizontal buttonholes are used for blouses and vertical buttonholes for shirts).  For blouses, the first buttonhole is usually strategically placed at the bust level and the other buttons are spaced up and down from this point; the spacing […]

What Do You Do With Your Empty Thread Spools?

| September 13, 2010

Anybody that has been sewing for any length of time either accumulates a bunch of thread spools as they get empty, or else throws a bunch of them away – one at a time! When we started sewing the coupon clutches, I was emptying what seemed to be “dozens” of spools.  Granted, the clutches take […]

How To Make Raglan Sleeves

| September 8, 2010

          A raglan sleeve is attached to the garment by a seam that runs diagonally down from the front neckline to the underarm, and up to the back neckline.  This sleeve covers the entire shoulder (A) and needs some shaping device to make it conform to the shoulder’s shape, which is usually done with the […]

Thursday Tips

| September 2, 2010

We’re going to be starting a new category here at SewingBusiness entitled “Thursday Tips”.  We’re collecting sewing and craft tips from everywhere to pass along to our readers, and we’d love to have you send in your favorite tips as well to pass along. Today’s tip is no surprise — September is National Sewing Month, […]

Set In Sleeves – Shirt Sleeve Method

| September 1, 2010

          A second way to attach the set in sleeve is the shirt sleeve method, in which the sleeve is sewn into the armhole before the garment side seam and sleeve seams are stitched.  This method is usually used when the sleeves are less rounded and normally don’t have extra fullness at the cap of […]