6 How-To Tips For The Sewer / Crafter

| May 16, 2016

Many times during the sewing / crafting process we seem to have our heads in the clouds as we fast forward through the current project.  Of course, most of us have been sewing or crafting for so long, we can just about do anything with our eyes shut.  Right?  Actually that’s where most of the […]

How To Do Skirt Alterations

| April 21, 2016

Improper fit and unsightly wrinkles detract from the appearance of a skirt.  Most adjustments are simple and it’s amazing how much better the skirt will hang. When deciding on the length of a skirt, keep in mind the best length for YOUR figure and what you’ll feel comfortable wearing.  The current fashionable length may not […]

5 Tips To Organize Your Fabric Stash / Sewing Room

| April 20, 2016

If you’re like me – can’t pass up super sales on fabric – and over time have drawers, boxes, bags and shelves full of all types of fabrics – there comes a time when all this stash needs to be organized!  Not long ago I did just that – organized my stash!  I started out […]

Quick And Easy Gift Ideas

| December 17, 2015

There aren’t too many days left before Christmas, so I’m thinking that whatever gifts we still have time to make need to be some nice, but quick and easy gifts to make. The first idea that comes to mind are washcloth slippers – you’ve probably seen them on our PatternsThatFitYou site, as well as our […]

Sewing Notion Value Packs Make Great Gifts!

| October 29, 2015

With the Holiday Season coming right up, many of us are already making lists of what to get those friends, family and co-workers for Christmas. Consider the Sewing Notion Value Packs for those who sew, quilt, do crafting, or those who are wanting to learn how to sew.  Do you have a $25 limit on […]

Fun With Furry Footballs….Make Them Yourself!

| October 19, 2015

We’re right in the midst of football season, and what would be better for the little guys than a football? We figured this furry fake fur football would be perfect for the little boys to toss around, but who knows — their Daddy might have a little fun with it as well.         […]

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 […]

How To Make A Bandana Blouse

| September 16, 2015

Bandana blouses are so easy to make, and bandanas come in a vast array of colors and designs, so every blouse can be different.  The step by step instructions are easy to follow, and the regular 18″ – 22″ bandanas will make tops for girls ages approximately 4 - 8 years old.           […]

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 […]