SUNSATIONAL SUMMER SALE!

| June 20, 2012

Today is the first day of summer, and we can’t wait to announce our Sunsational Summer Sale at PatternsThatFitYou.com.  You can get a WHOPPING 20% off your entire order — AND that includes our Value Packs that include over $50.00 worth of current “off the shelf” sewing notions, interfacings, elastics, thread and much more for only [...]

Have You Seen All The New Patterns?

| May 16, 2012

Patterns That Fit You has a new look now and TONS of new patterns and pattern making classes added.  If you haven’t visited the site in awhile you really need to check it out.  For those in the sewing and craft business, there are a lot of patterns for items that would make great craft [...]

4 Reasons to Sell Your Crafts on Etsy

| May 2, 2012

Craft fairs are a wonderful way to both market and sell your crafts—but some people simply do not have the time or the money to put up a booth at such fairs. More and more entrepreneurs are beginning to sell their items online. One website very popular among small businesses and hobbyists is Etsy.com. Here [...]

Launch Your Own Pattern Shop at Craftsy!

| April 12, 2012

The newly launched Patterns section of Craftsy is the fastest growing online marketplace for crafting patterns. Because Craftsy doesn’t charge designers any fees or commissions for listing or selling their patterns, creative indie designers are rushing over to the site to set up their pattern shops. Well over half a million active Craftsy members browse [...]

It’s Spring and Summer Sewing Time Once Again

| March 29, 2012

I don’t know about the weather where you are, but here in Florida it appears that Spring may have been left out this year and summer jumped right in! Regardless of the temperatures, it’s very much time for all of us to begin our regular “new season” sewing.  I’d like to recommend you check out our [...]

How To Expand Your Market With Additional Products

| March 21, 2012

Think about all the items that you make to sell online or at bazaars / craft fairs.   Have you kept track of what the best sellers are?  By knowing which items sell the best you can expand your market by making other similar items.  For example, if you make stuffed toys, you might think about making [...]

How To Save On Packing And Shipping

| March 10, 2012

For those of us who ship items that we’ve designed and crafted all around the globe, there is the constant issue of prices going up. Postal Service rates have gone up once again as well as prices on products we use for packing our products. We have learned, through trial and error, a few things [...]

Sewing Machine Repair Book Giveaway

| March 5, 2012

Since we’re all sewers of one type or another, I thought you’d be interested in a giveaway of the Sewing Machine Repair for the Home Sewer book that started today.  Lynda at SeamsHappy has a great giveaway started.  Lynda is an avid sewer and sells her products on Etsy, so, like most of us — can’t [...]

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 [...]

When Buying Fabric, Keep An Eye On The Prices!

| February 1, 2012

Because this is NOT the first time this has happened to me, I want to tell you about my fabric shopping trip today, so you can keep your eyes open the next time you are out shopping for fabric. I went into Joann’s today to get some denim fabric — sounds simple enough.  They had [...]