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 […]

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 […]