Easy To Make Pockets

| February 20, 2018

Pockets can easily be added to most of the garments you make, regardless of whether or not the original pattern has pockets, or you can add patch pockets to purses, tote bags, beach bags – whatever you’d like. Many variations, kinds, and sizes can be made, once you know the basics of how to make […]

How To Make Pleats

| January 30, 2018

Pleats can be rather daunting at times, and if you’re not familiar with the terms knife pleat, box pleat or continuous pleats, it might be scary when you know you want pleats of some kind in a garment or in a craft item. Pleats are folds in the fabric that provide controlled fullness.  Pleating may […]

Where Has The Profit Gone?

| November 21, 2017

If you are one of those who do work for customers, make things to sell at craft shows or make and sell your wares online, AND if you keep track of your expenses and income, you are probably one of many of us who are wondering……. “Where has the profit gone???” We were a vendor […]

Quit Buying Patterns – Redesign Ones You Already Have

| October 10, 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 […]

Child’s Apron Tutorial

| June 20, 2017

Children need aprons for all kinds of things — for painting, working with glue and for helping in the kitchen!  I’ve found a couple very cute aprons and how to make them at Adventures From the Sewing Studio.  Here’s a picture of the finished product and a link to the tutorial. The pattern is actually […]

Add Big Income To Your Sewing Business…….

| April 4, 2017

Add big income to your sewing business…… sew for plus size and full figure women. Many of you may already be doing some sewing for plus size women, but perhaps for many, you need to get the word out that you can and will sew for the full figure women. If you would like to […]

Topstitching Is Tops

| February 14, 2017

Sometimes the little “extra” that we can do for our customer is what keeps them coming back to us.  Topstitching is one of those areas where we can recommend the extra detail to really “set off” a garment. For style and an elegant touch of professionalism in sewing your garment, topstitching is tops! You can […]

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 […]

Save Your Receipts

| January 17, 2017

Well, it’s too late to start accumulating write offs  for taxes LAST year, however there is plenty of time to think about what to keep THIS year for tax purposes. I don’t know if you will end up getting a refund of some sort or will have to pay, however the business receipts you keep […]

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 […]