7 Ways to Create An Unforgettable Customer Service Experience

| October 22, 2012

Everyone knows what it’s like to be a customer. At times, you are treated horribly. Other times, however, you are treated like a king. No matter what business you may be in, you should always aim for customer satisfaction at the end of the day. Here are some ways to create a customer service experience [...]

7 Tips for Selling at a Craft Fair

| October 15, 2012

Although it can be very enjoyable to spend an afternoon milling about at a craft fair, being a vendor at such event requires a lot more work than you might think since you have to both setup and take down your booth in a short period of time, and you have lots of advance preparation [...]

The Votes Are In…… And I’m AMAZED!

| September 20, 2012

A few weeks ago we ran a post asking the question,  “Who do you sew more for…… plus size/full figure women or overweight/obese children”?  We have gotten a TON of emails from people answering that question and reasons WHY they do what they do. By far the MAJORITY of people responding say they sew for [...]

Sewing Machine Repair Book Now At Amazon!!

| September 12, 2012

Now that we are all involved with fall sewing projects, this is NOT the time to have problems with your sewing machine! We are THRILLED that our “Sewing Machine Repair for the Home Sewer is now available at Amazon!!   This has been our most popular book of all time, and has helped literally thousands and [...]

Have You Tried Doing Clothing Alterations As A Business?

| September 4, 2012

We have lately sold an unusually large number of our StartAndOperateAProfitableClothingAlterationsBusiness manual, and it just dawned on me why this would be so popular!  A clothing alteration business is probably the easiest business to start, not to mention that anybody that already has a sewing machine, thread, etc are ready to start the business. The [...]

5 Wonderful Ways to Make Money with Crafting

| August 27, 2012

If you’re looking to make money from selling crafts, one of the most obvious ways to do this is by setting up your own booth at a local craft fair. Although there’s absolutely nothing wrong with doing so, you should know that selling your items at a craft fair isn’t the only way to turn [...]

Do You Sew Mostly For Plus Size Women or Plus Size Children?

| August 20, 2012

There are many articles regarding the statistics concerning overweight/obese children, as well as the numbers of full figure/plus size women (adults actually – not just women). We’re wondering if you who are in a sewing / alteration business actually do MORE sewing for the overweight children category or plus size women. While I would venture [...]

The Basic Elements of a Business Plan

| July 31, 2012

The process of creating a business plan can be thrilling and nerve-wracking at the same time. As you work on each section, you’ll have to deal with various problems and think long and hard for alternative solutions. On the brighter side, each completed section will take you closer and closer to starting the business of [...]

5 Tips for Approaching Retail Outlets and Specialty Stores

| July 2, 2012

So the months and even years of turning your idea into an actual product have finally come to fruition. You’re just about ready to start getting your product onto those store shelves, right? Have you given thought as to how to approach those specialty stores and retail outlets?  Here are some tips to keep in [...]

How To Save Money On Store Bought Patterns

| June 27, 2012

Many times it takes MORE time to alter a store bought pattern so it will hopefully fit than it takes to actually SEW the pattern.  We all have our particular “adjustment” areas — hips, waistline, bust issues, etc.   How often have you FINALLY gotten a pattern to fit right and actually look good, when the [...]