National Distance Learning Week

| November 9, 2009

Did you know that November 9-13 is National Distance Learning Week?  Distance learning is just what it sounds like — instead of driving downtown to the local college to take a class or two, you take classes online from various colleges or websites that offer classes you might be interested in. The benefit of taking […]

“Project Runway” Provides Excellent PR for Fashion & Sewing Industries

| September 3, 2009

After a long court battle between NBC Universal (the parent company of Bravo) and the Weinstein Co., which produces the “Project Runway” series, season six of the show finally aired on Lifetime on August 20th and it was the top-rated premiere in Lifetime’s history. Ratings were also up an amazing 32% over season five’s numbers, […]

Have You Considered Teaching Adults To Sew?

| April 29, 2009

We hear so much about teaching children how to sew; bringing back the sewing hobby by teaching the youngsters, but have you considered doing adult sewing classes?Previous posts to this blog in the “Industry News” section tells about how the sewing hobby is becoming more popular during the recession, and how fabric stores and individuals […]

Sewing Hobby Becoming More Popular During Recession

| April 21, 2009

Many sewing and craft stores are reporting a surge in the number of students looking to take up sewing as a new hobby.  The economy has been the most reported influence on choosing sewing as a hobby and classes are filling up with people interested in learning to repair their old clothes, or wanting to […]

Save Money – Utilize Free Online Classes

| January 10, 2009

It is possible to SAVE hundreds of dollars each year by utilizing free online classes in order to learn and educate yourself in a variety of ways.As an example, how many times do you take your machine(s) to the repair shop?  I know in the past when I was in such a hurry and things […]

Interest In Sewing Classes Surges

| September 19, 2008

Maria Rodriguez loves to sketch dresses and tops. Classmate Briena Pocevicius thought about opening a dress shop filled with her own creations. By the end of their advanced sewing class, Maria, 15, and Briena, 17, will have made hand-tailored outfits.As Fashion Week in New York wraps up today, the Omaha Bryan High School students represent […]