Nothing is more annoying to many of us who enjoy pockets, to discover that the lovely pair that fits so well when you purchase it, does not have “real” pockets in the back. When you are used to having pockets, you automatically try to use them. With a recent alteration order, I repaired a pair of lovely dress slacks that were torn at the pocket, making them look good as new. Always check before purchasing to see if there is a pocket. If so, you can very gently remove the stitches that hold the pocket closed with a seam ripper. These type pockets are closedRead More →

NOTE: you can click on pictures to see larger views. They are coming out a little dark on my screen, yet when enlarged, you can see more clearly. As my husband and I were out enjoying the weather on the deck last Friday afternoon, soon after he returned home from work, a young gentleman, who had passed by our house stopped in. He was curious if I did sewing work for others, as my sign out front is not that specific. One could assume it is a “hobby” or a business. Yet, with the dynamics of our town ordinance, I am not allowed to haveRead More →

A few years back my husband and I found a chair at a yard sale in which the frame work was in excellent condition. The fabric and cushion were fine as well, yet the denim fabric was faded in spots. Although in great condition, the fabric situation really bothered me, yet he loved the chair, so home it come where I cleaned it up for him. Just a “few” years later, a few weeks ago (2 yrs since we purchased it), I found the perfect denim to recover it for him. Fortunately he loved it!!  Truth be told, we are in the midst of doingRead More →