Bobbin Basics

| August 19, 2015

The bobbin winder unit may be located on the side of the sewing machine or on top of the machine or some types have the rewind right in the machine.  Regardless of “where” you wind the bobbin, there are some general rules that apply to every bobbin on every machine. ** Always start with an […]

Keep Your Sewing Equipment in Tip Top Shape

| August 5, 2015

One of the most irritating things that can happen to those of us in the sewing, alteration, crafting, doll making and other “sewing” businesses is for a machine to break down in the middle of a rush project — or any other day of the week!  We simply do NOT have the time to spare […]

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 […]

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 […]

Children’s Sewing Cards On Sale – $4.95 per set!

| June 22, 2015

Children’s sewing cards have two distinct functions at our house!  First and foremost, they are laying the groundwork for teaching children to sew, which will result in a lifetime of pleasure and/or income for the children.  Secondly, they are wonderful for letting kids think they are “helping” me sew while I’m trying to do a […]

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 […]

Preparing Fabric For Sewing

| June 8, 2015

Many times we go to the fabric store, buy the patterns and fabric we’ve been thinking about, and immediately head home and start cutting out the garment or craft item.  This might work for most fabrics, most of the time; however it only takes one major mess-up to make a really bad day and perhaps […]

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 […]