Add New Life To Your Sewing – Make Baby Items

| May 6, 2015

Sometimes when inspiration hits, it’s like “WOW! two brain cells rubbed together this time”!  That’s exactly how I felt when it suddenly dawned on me how many new customers I was getting after I started spreading the word about sewing nursing garments, which meant many new babies are now in my “client market”. I suddenly realized that ALL of […]

Button, Button, Who Has …..

| April 8, 2015

the prettiest button?  The answer is:  the gal wearing the most eye-catching, zingiest buttons, the ones that absolutely make an outfit!  Perhaps she has jewelry to match.  Maybe she made the buttons herself!  Any way you look at it, the button game is one that we could all easily play, if we just take a […]

Sew With Sarah —- 1975-2015

| March 10, 2015

Sew With Sarah is celebrating our 40th Anniversary this year! As many of you already know, I learned the Oriental Method of Pattern Making while on a military tour to Taiwan with my husband and family.  A young Taiwanese woman we met at church offered to help me get registered at a local pattern making […]

Buttonholes By Design

| March 5, 2015

Making buttonholes can be rather intimidating, but when it comes to making them in a suit or fancy outfit for a customer, it’s all the more stressful.  I don’t know about you, but once I finish the buttonhole portion of the project I feel like I can breathe a sigh of relief – the rest […]

Pass Along Your Love of Sewing – Teach Children How To Sew

| February 26, 2015

What a wonderful feeling it would give you to teach someone about your passion of sewing!  Not only would you feel proud of that person’s accomplishments, the person doing the learning would feel “on top of the world” to have created something unique and useable. If you’re wondering where you could begin, start with some children – your […]

DARN That Hole!

| February 24, 2015

Oh No!  My favorite and most expensive wool skirt got snagged and left a hole – is there any way you can fix it for me?  Have any of your customers called and asked you that question?  And what did you tell them?  “Sorry, but I can’t fix holes in woolen garments.”  That little hole […]

How To Make Fringe

| February 19, 2015

Fringe can be put on just about anything, from home decor items such as pillows and table coverings to clothing garment items like head scarves, jean jackets, sweaters and more.  Oh, I know you can buy some types of “fringe” by the yard, but it doesn’t come in every color under the sun, and most importantly, […]

New Life For Daddy’s Old Shirts

| February 18, 2015

Have you ever thought about renovating old clothes to make new garments?  If some of your customers are going through hard times, but still need sewing done, you could try various renovating projects ahead of time, just to see what you’d feel comfortable doing, then offer those services to your customers.  There are many “renovating” […]

Working With Plaids and Stripes

| January 22, 2015

Do you tremble a bit when a customer brings in stripes or plaids for you to work with?  Are you a little uneasy and just “hope” you’ll be able to do a good job? Plaids and stripes are not that difficult to work with when you know a few rules, and most especially if you […]

Buttonhole Elastic

| June 30, 2014

Buttonhole elastic is a wonderful product. I don’t think I could do without it. Buttonhole elastic can be used in waistbands of maternity clothing – is easy to expand the waistline as needed. For me, I use a LOT of it for my grandchildren’s clothing.  We have quadruplet grandchildren- 8 years old.  The little boys are […]