Jiffy Grip Fabric

| November 16, 2013

Jiffy Grip non slip slipper sole fabric         Jiffy grip fabric has non slip rubber raised dot grippers on one side that makes it a perfect fabric for bottoms of childrens footed pajamas, house slippers and children’s soft sole leather shoes.  Other uses for this fabric includes gluing it to lamp bases to protect furniture, put [...]

Handiest Product You Could Have In Your Sewing Room

| May 16, 2009

We have done product reviews on a wide variety of items, from button hole elastic to the Twelve In One Magic Ruler and a ton of other items that make the sewers and crafters work a little easier.We’ve been getting quite a few requests to do an informational post on the Sewing Machine Repair For [...]

Gypsy Gripper Sewing Tool

| January 3, 2009

Many times it becomes a major challenge trying to hold plastic rulers in place while cutting fabric.  The fabric slips or the plastic ruler slips a little.  Even when sewing with our 12 in 1 Magic Ruler, it can become a little difficult to hold in place while cutting, either with scissors or on a cutting mat [...]

Sidewinder Bobbin Winder

| November 26, 2008

I have mixed feelings about the Sidewinder bobbin winder.The cost is about $35.00 and can be purchased from many brick & mortar stores, as well as online mail order catalog companies.On the positive side, the unit is small, lightweight and compact, making it easy to move around.  The other good thing about it is that [...]

Xyron 510 Label Maker

| November 19, 2008

About a month ago my daughter bought a Xyron 510 label maker off Ebay and promptly started making refrigerator magnets, labels and name tag buttons for each of us to wear to the Honey festivals that we were participating in.There are a couple models to choose from – the Xyron 510 and the Xyron 900.  [...]

Pattern Paper

| September 27, 2008

Whether you are a seamstress making clothing garments for customers, an alteration lady or a craft person, there is a regular need for some type of pattern paper.  In pattern making, it is mandatory that some type of pattern paper is used to make the patterns.We sometimes tell people to check out their local newspaper [...]

Shape-A-Dart – Fits Patterns to YOUR Cup Size

| September 13, 2008

For a fit that flatters – use the Shape-A-Dart on commercial patterns to adjust the cup size to YOUR cup size.Why use Shape-A-Dart? Misses size patterns are made with a standard “B” cup and half sizes are made with a standard “C” cup. If you wear a Misses size pattern and wear an “A”, “C” [...]

Two Buttonhole Sewing Notions

| August 30, 2008

Everyone who sews has a drawer or basket full of handy little sewing notions. tools and gadgets - most of them are necessary tools, and some are just there because they looked like they’d be nice to have, so we bought them.Today I’ll talk about two handy little tools that I find very handy to have.  First [...]

What’s All The Fuss About Bias Tape Makers

| August 24, 2008

I’ve found the GREATEST tutorial about how to use a relatively new tool — bias tape maker.  The tutorial is at NicoleMDesignBlogspot, and it’s a FABULOUS tutorial!  My next purchase is going to be one of these handy little tools! So what’s all the fuss about Bias Tape Makers…? …They will CHANGE YOUR LIFE, that’s [...]

Twelve In One Magic Ruler

| August 23, 2008

For sewing, crafting, quilting and wood-working, the Twelve In One MAGIC RULER is a complete set of measuring devices all in one easy-to-use see-thru adjustable tool.  And it’s all done with the twist of a knob!  You’re not limited to just twelve variations of the MAGIC RULER.  Use your imagination according to the project you’re working on.  [...]