It is going to be an exciting week here at Nelson Sewing & Crafts. I've created my own blog planning pages and have put them to work. I will share them some time but I want to work with them for a while first.
So far I have been able to plan out three weeks worth of blogs. That is really awesome for me and I am really excited to present them to you.
Each Sunday will now be a preview of the week's planned blogs. Even more exciting is the grand opening of Nelson Sewing & Crafts YouTube Channel. That's right we will soon have YouTube tutorials being brought to you each week. There are about six in the editing process right now.
My son Brian (over at Oddthought Studios) is going to present some really entertaining and fun tutorials as we build the Nelson Sewing & Crafts YouTube Channel. He is my movie making genius, unfortunately I don't know what I will do after August when he's off to college to study independent film production.
Last but not least I will have a freebie for you for subscribing to my blog. Be sure to stay tuned to Nelson Sewing & Crafts!
Always Sewing for You,
Here is the breakdown for this week:
How to Patch Jeans
(This will be the premier showing of the Nelson Sewing & Crafts YouTube Channel)
Tool Tip Tuesday
(A review of the mechanical marking pencil from Fons & Porter)
Before You Open For Business
(Some helpful tips, hints, and thoughts before you open your home for business.)
How to Hem Men's Slacks
(Featuring second video tutorial on the Nelson Sewing & Crafts YouTube Channel)
Quilt of Valor
(The project my mom and I are going to do for the Quilts of Valor organization.)
Sneak Peek Saturday
Cute Cheap Custom Tool Rack
(This is the first of sneak peeks at my sewing studio and how I organize it.)
There is a great many tutorials and videos out there on the web that show you how to hem jeans. There is one particular method that I take issue with. It involves using the original hem, cutting and reattaching it. First, it doesn't work well with flared jeans. Second, I've tried it and seems like way more work than just hemming the jeans and I don't like the result at all.
To successfully duplicate the original hem in a pair of jeans you need a few supplies:
When I first decided I wanted to get into the business of sewing I didn’t know where to start. I began by doing research and discovered there were only a handful of books on the topic of sewing as a business, which I purchased from one of my sewing catalogs. I wasn’t as internet savvy at the time and the world wide web was just beginning to take off, Google didn’t even exist at this point. (Looking back I am astounded at the progress of technology over the last 20 years).