Projects For Cold Days!

| January 23, 2014

You’d think here in the “sunny” South, temperatures would be such that we could be working/playing outdoors all day.  Not this year!!  Temperatures here in Florida are supposedly going to drop to around 20 degrees tonight.  Now, being from Nebraska originally, I understand you all are saying – “what’s your problem?  That’s warm compared to [...]

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 [...]

How To Make New Sleeve Styles From One Basic Sleeve Pattern

| November 4, 2013

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 Adjust Your Sewing Machine Tension

| October 16, 2013

Have you noticed when you’re changing from one project to another the thread all of a sudden starts to loop, get tangled in the bobbin area or other crazy things?    The fact is that as you change projects and start sewing on different weight materials, you should test the stitching on a piece of scrap [...]

How To Make A Custom Fitted Skirt For An Overweight/Obese child

| October 9, 2013

Skirts are a very easy clothing garment to make, however “easy” becomes “difficult” or “impossible” when you’re dealing with making clothing for the plus size/overweight/obese girls.  The answer to this dilema is to make the pattern using the CHILD’S measurements, and not the “standard” measurements the commercial pattern companies use.  The only measurements necessary to [...]

Hand Sewing Secrets

| September 23, 2013

For those of us in the sewing or craft businesses, there’s always hand sewing that needs to be done.  Some projects require more handwork than others, but very seldom do we skate through a project without at least a little hand sewing to do.  There are a lot of little things that can be done to make [...]

School Starts Soon. 50% Sale Starts TODAY!

| July 30, 2013

In just three weeks school will be starting again in our area.  Summer seems great for the kids, but long before school actually starts, the kids get BORED – tired of the “everyday” things that they do, and are as ready for school to start as their parents! The big thing is —- are YOU [...]

Christmas Panholders

| November 21, 2012

With a little over a month until Christmas, you still have some time to make some of these quick and easy Christmas potholders.  Use them yourself or give as hostess gifts or stocking stuffers.               Each of the potholders in this project takes flannel fabric and quilt batting, plus [...]

Decorating With Scraps

| November 15, 2012

Trims by the yard and large-motif trims are great for use in making Christmas ornaments, greeting cards and gift items. A burlap wall hanging or a greeting card made out of construction paper can have candles of woven-braid trim, each topped by a flickering flame (a single notch from gold rickrack makes a perfect flame).  [...]

Give Practical Gifts This Holiday Season

| November 9, 2012

At this special time of year  you can make your family and friends VERY happy if you give a practical gift that they can enjoy throughout the year.  Think about each person’s “likes”, hobbies and even things that you know they would really enjoy but wouldn’t buy for themselves. I always try to get my [...]