Raising Homemakers

Hand sewing is the best way to begin the life-long journey of  sewing love. A hoop button project is the best first sewing project for children.  They will learn how to handle a needle and thread to make stitches.  The hoop keeps the fabric straight.  Buttons add a quick brightness to their project.  Read more →


The easiest way to cut fabric on a straight line is with a rotary cutter, mat and ruler. No question! But, do not recommend children using a rotary cutter. Also, if you are new to the sewing scene, you may have not invested in one yet. So if you do not have one, (or should not use one) there are other ways to cut a pattern. Read more →


Sometimes your polo shirt or t-shirt gets an annoying little hole. It doesn't look that bad at first, then it begins to grow and be more noticeable. Then you may even stop wearing it because you don't know how to fix it. Repairing a little hole is one of the simplest hand sewing that can be done. Read more →