Oct 26, 2007

Sewing Machines For Sale

I've been building my business in baby steps. Last week I was authorized to sell Singer sewing machines and equipment. I placed my first order on Wednesday and my machines arrived on Monday. I'm offering 3 different machines along with a serger machine. I'm also selling their body form.

I'm selling my Brothers and Simplicity machines at a really good price. I'm only going to use Singer to teach my class. You can come in and try the machines. If you like them you can buy one...or two :)

All the information along with pictures about the machines I have offered are on my website if you are interested.

I also started a merchant account to help sell my new machines. I have to hook up all the equipment they sent me so I can accept charge cards in my sewing center.

Things are moving right along with my business. I'm setting goals for myself and meeting those goals. Not in the time I would like to do them in but hey, I'm mom first....and boy do my kids keep me busy!

Today is Open Sewing Friday - I love Friday's !! I have to finish a few things on the kids Halloween costumes. (Wednesday is Halloween). I also have a new sign to make for my front window "Sewing Machines Sold Here". Several people told me they were coming in today to sew with me. I is raining here which kinda keeps people away so I will see how many show up. Remember - Open Sewing is only $5 per hour. I'm there all day, come and sew as long as you want.

Enjoy your moments ~ make them "sew" much fun,

Oct 23, 2007

Kids Sewing Class

I run my kids class every other month. Here is a student who is taking the class this month.

This week in school is red ribbon week when the kids say no to drugs. The pants were made in a little over an hour which gave us time to make a headband to match.

Her first week we used old blue jeans to make a purse.

Enjoy your moments ~ make them "sew" much fun,

Oct 17, 2007

Tuesday Night Sewing Class

A new Pattern Class started last night. There are 5 people taking the class.

I'm starting something new - I'm going to take pictures of the before and after of the projects to inspire all of you to sew more. There are so many different projects that are sewn here. This time we have all clothing.






The patterns got cut out last night. A couple of people need to return to the fabric store for interfacing or liner fabric. They sometimes hide things in the instructions for what is needed to make the view your making.

We also found several mistakes in the patterns which can make it very frustrating when your learning. Believe it or not the Jacket pattern had one side of the instructions for this pattern and on the flip side of the paper was printed another patterns instructions. Another mistake was in the number on the pattern. They had listed you needed number 4 but the piece they were talking about had number 9 on it.

I'll be back next week to give you the progress on these projects.

Enjoy your moments, make them "sew" much fun,

Oct 12, 2007

Another Halloween Costume "Luke, Use The Force"

May the force be with you.

My son loves Star Wars. He's watching it right now. I put a smile on his face when I brought home his Halloween Costume. I finished it during Open Sewing today. Another fun project to sew. I think I'm still going to tweak a few things. He's noticing the differences between what I made and what he is seeing on TV. He's telling me how to do it :) Cute - huh? I made the belt so he can hang his life saver on it.

My 3 classes are busy tomorrow. There have been some really cute things made. Sometimes I'm very surprised how creative some people can be. I love teaching them things that make them that much better.

I'm not sure what my next project's going to be. Probably some holiday something or other. :)
Until then...

Enjoy your moments, make them "sew"much fun,

Oct 1, 2007

Time to sew Halloween Costumes

My daughter wants to be a cheerleader for Halloween. I'm glad she changed her mind. She wanted to be Hannah Montana at first. I didn't think people would know what she was just wearing a blond wig so she decided to be a cheerleader..YEAH!
She picked out her pattern (sewing for dummies - very easy) and fabric. She wanted it her school colors with her school name on the front. I was able to cut it out last week before one of my classes and finished sewing it yesterday. It needs a few adjustments but she loves it. I need to make pompoms for her too.

My son wants to be Luke Skywalker from Star Wars for Halloween. He's will be easy - white pants and top with brown belt and brown boots. I'm going to make his belt where he can put his life saver on it. Stay tune for the pictures.

My classes have been busy, some have been full. I'm real bad about taking pictures during class. I get so busy helping before I know it the class is over and people are leaving before I remember. I did have one student make a Halloween pumpkin dress for her daughter. The other people in the class made some amazing projects too. One was a blue dress that was sewn so perfect for a first time sewer. I really have to remember to pull out the camera for more pictures to share with all of you.

Until next time....
Enjoy your moments ~ make them "sew"much fun,