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 […]

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 […]