The Most Common Sewing Machine Repair Problem IS………

| February 21, 2012

I’ll bet you all could guess for the next 15 minutes and not figure out what the answer is to the question — What is the most common sewing machine repair problem?   My husband was a sewing machine repairman for over 30 years, and by far the most common repair problem was ……… the needle […]

Hints For Making/Buying Holiday Gifts

| October 18, 2011

I usually start my annual Holiday gift giving list the first part of October, so I’m a bit late, but not so much that I’ll be in a rush.  I’ve accumulated a few hints to help you prepare for YOUR Holiday giving — saving you some money and at the same time  being more certain […]

How Much Do You Pay To Ship Orders To Your Customers?

| April 13, 2011

Most of us that are in some type of sewing or crafting business ship orders of some kind to customers around the country.  What method of shipping do you use?  Have you ever compared the costs of the various shipping companies to see where you could get the best deal?   I’m kind of a “stuck […]

How To Choose The RIGHT Guest Blogger

| October 11, 2010

Last week we did a discussion on why guest bloggers could be important to your blog, as well as why YOU could be important to other bloggers in the role of “guest blogger”.  Today I’d like to go over a few pointers on how to choose the RIGHT guest blogger. ** The first thing you […]

What Is A Guest Blogger And How Can They Help You?

| October 4, 2010

For those of us who have a blog understand the amount of time it takes to do the posts.  Whether you want to be sure to have one (or more) posts each day, or if you do posts a couple times each week, it can still become an issue getting them done. Life can roll […]

How To Install The “Centered” Zipper

| September 29, 2010

SEWING THE “CENTERED” ZIPPER           Sew the garment seam to the point where the zipper will be inserted (A).  Baste the remaining seam allowance where the zipper will be inserted.  Press the seam allowance open (B).           Place the garment wrong side up (C).  With the zipper open and the correct side of the zipper […]

How To Use Other Peoples’ Products To Make Extra Money

| September 27, 2010

Unless you’re the type of person who has no intention of making any money from your blog or website (which I’m sure are NONE of us!),  we’re constantly looking for new products to make to sell or new patterns to put online as well as new items to add to our craft fair inventory. Most […]

Working From Home WILL Change Your Life!

| September 6, 2010

For those of you who already work “from your home” or “out of your house” will know exactly where I’m coming from with the things I point out to you today.  For those of you who are still “on the fence” about working from home (except for an hour or so after the kids go […]

What is “Niche” Marketing?

| August 23, 2010

For those of us who do sewing, crafting or alterations as a home based and/or internet based business, we keep hearing about finding our own “niche”.  How do you find your own niche, and to follow that — what is niche marketing? What type of business do you have?  Sewing? Crafting? Alterations?  That’s the easy […]

Get Ready For Spring / Summer Sewing!

| March 8, 2010

MAYBE Spring is right around the corner!  We’ve had such a long cold and wet winter here in the “sunny” south that I for one, am looking forward to some warmer weather. Now is the time to get your business geared up for spring and summer sewing, and if I might add a note here […]