What Brand of Thread Should You Use?

The topic of thread has been on my mind lately. I just got the annual tune up on my sewing machine and the technician scolded me. Wow, I wasn’t expecting that! She asked what brand of thread I use. When I told her “Sometimes Coats and Clark and sometimes Gutterman”, I got a sharp reprimand.…

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How To Sew a Button on By Machine

Do you know how to sew a button on with your sewing machine? For those of you who don’t know how, or feel a little intimidated in trying, here’s my technique. Find a button for the garment and push the button through the hole to make sure it fits. Place the button over the original…

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Ethics in Business

A college student sat in our kitchen last week and told me of his experience at a local alteration shop. He needed three repairs done on two items. First, there was a tear in these shorts: and a rip in this pocket: and a button missing here: And guess what they were going to charge him?…

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