Archive for January, 2009

History

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Today’s events are just incredible and awe inspiring. StitchCraft will be closed today as I (and the rest of the world) am glued to the tube watching the inauguration. So proud to be an American!

Crafty Biz

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

In this scary economy, lots of folks are looking ways to supplement their incomes. As a result, the handmade and indie craft scene is exploding. Have you always wanted to start your own craft business but didn’t know how? Are all the rules and regulations intimidating and discouraging. Have no fear! Come to our “How To Start a Crafty Business” seminar on Wednesday, January 14th from 6pm to 8pm.  This fun and informative class will teach you the basics on starting your own crafty business. We’ll go over:
How to get a reseller’s permit so you can buy your materials tax-free
How register a business name with the county and get a business license from the city
How to get a business bank account
How to set up credit card acceptance
Selling to retail stores through wholesale and consignment
Marketing and PR
Craft shows and trunk shows

Happy New Year!

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

Well now, the rest of 2008 slipped away in a blur & here we are in 2009. I was a slacking blogger during the end of last year and promise to work on that in the new year. We have tons of new and exciting classes planned for this year at StitchCraft. One that I am looking forward to is the Amy Butler Messenger Bag class that is happening this Saturday.

 

Perfect for guys and girls! You learn how to put in a magnetic snap, insert zippers and more! There are still a couple of spaces left so call or email to reserve your spot!

Also, starting February we will be offering serger classes! We’ve had so many requests but never had enough sergers to be able to hold a group class. But we now have 3 sergers available for use and the first Serger Basics class will be Saturday, February 14th. Look for all sorts of classes using knit fabrics to hit the schedule in March. I’m thinking T-shirts, dresses, panties and lingerie!