Quit Buying Patterns – Redesign Ones You Already Have

| March 6, 2017

As in a lot of different areas, we have to be creative in thinking of ways to save money.  One of the best ways I’ve found to save money for myself as well as customers I sew for is to change the style of the patterns already in use rather than buy new patterns just […]

New Pattern Designer In Our Family!

| February 1, 2017

My granddaughter, now 11 and part of a set of quadruplets, started “making things” when she was old enough to use a pair of kids scissors. Sarah had previously made things from paper and cardboard, from very intricate snowflakes to cardboard box “stores” where she would “sell” her handmade items to her siblings and grandmother […]

Look What We Found!!!

| August 24, 2016

While moving our office, we found some vintage copies of Sarah Doyle’s first book, “Sarah’s Key To Pattern Drafting”.   “Sarah’s Key To Pattern Drafting” book includes step by step instructions and diagrams for custom making your entire wardrobe – slacks, shorts, skirts, blouses and dresses.  This is our original book with patterns and designs […]

How To Make New Sleeve Styles From One Basic Sleeve Pattern

| October 12, 2015

If you’re in a sewing business, whether you sew for children or for women, you can impress your customers by letting them know you can “change up” their pattern by making different sleeve styles than just the one that came with the pattern.  A basic short sleeve pattern is great, but by changing it to […]

Make Perfect Fitting Shorts / Slacks For Your Hard To Fit Customers

| August 3, 2015

With school starting soon, all of us in the sewing business will be bombarded with requests to try to make some pants and shorts for those customers who have overweight and plus size children because there just won’t be anything in ready-to-wear that will fit them.  This year why not try out the following shorts […]

Updated SewWithSarah

| July 20, 2015

We have done a little “adding” and “rearranging” of the top bar at SewWithSarah to make it a little more user friendly.  You will now see a category for “Pattern Making”, which is specifically for all of our pattern making and pattern changing classes.  You can see everything at a glance. The second change is adding […]

Super 50% Off Summer Sale

| May 14, 2015

From now through May 31 use the code SUMMER to get a whopping 50% discount on ALL downloadable Pattern Making and Pattern Changing classes at http://SewWithSarah.com! Do you have a basic dress/blouse pattern that you FINALLY got to fit perfectly, but don’t want every dress and blouse the same?  Use our “pattern changing” classes to […]

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 […]

Sew With Sarah —- 1975-2015

| March 10, 2015

Sew With Sarah is celebrating our 40th Anniversary this year! As many of you already know, I learned the Oriental Method of Pattern Making while on a military tour to Taiwan with my husband and family.  A young Taiwanese woman we met at church offered to help me get registered at a local pattern making […]

SUNSATIONAL SUMMER SALE!

| June 20, 2012

Today is the first day of summer, and we can’t wait to announce our Sunsational Summer Sale at PatternsThatFitYou.com.  You can get a WHOPPING 20% off your entire order — AND that includes our Value Packs that include over $50.00 worth of current “off the shelf” sewing notions, interfacings, elastics, thread and much more for only […]