Thursday, July 31, 2014

Boutique Basics: Branding Your Business

One of the most important things a start-up boutique needs to figure out is how to brand yourself. Branding is the most important process that takes place when establishing your business and we will be walking you through the entire process in today's Boutique Basics blog.


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

How to Fold Fabric with Comic Book Boards



Have you ever seen a photo of someone's fabric stash and wondered how in the world they got it to stand up on a shelf like that?  If your stash is anything like mine used to be, it can be a little bit scary. Monstrous piles that are half-folded, toppled and smooshed, and then picked through by the kiddos. Sound familiar?  Well guess what. It's actually really easy to organize fabric like the photo above and you can do it too.  Here's the secret:

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

How to Tuesday: Free Pocket Tutorial

I recently saw a pocket similar to the one below on a skirt at a local store. Needless to say I fell in love with it and have been dying to add them to one of my projects. So let's get started! 


Monday, July 28, 2014

All About Needles

I do a lot of sewing and normally I don't have any trouble with my needles but the past two weeks I have broken FOUR needles!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday Recap

It's been a week full of surprise sales - have you been following along? If not, be sure to check in on our Facebook page each day. There's one going on right now! This week we have also had releases for boys, girls, and babies that you won't want to miss. Let's take a closer look.

New Releases


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Boutique Basics: Opening a Facebook Fan Page

We come across quite a few new and established boutiques on our Facebook group that do not have Facebook fan pages. We thought that this would be a great topic for the next entry in our “Boutique Basics” series.


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Putting a Yoga Waistband on Shorts and Pants

Katie Skoog is the head of our baby girl's department at CKC, and today she has a tutorial for us that has been requested many, many times! And this one's not just for the little girls - it is perfect for you and me too!  Here's Katie: 

How To Tuesday: Peek-A-Boo Straps

We have so many creative ladies in the CKC family and when Kaci shared two of her recent creations I knew I had to do a tutorial on this. 


Monday, July 21, 2014

Gathering Thick Layers by Hand



Gathering fabric is a useful skill, especially if you love ruffles as much as we do!  Modern sewing machines have made it pretty easy for us to gather ruffles, whether we have a basic sewing machine or a super fancy serger with a ruffle foot. Whichever method you normally use (or maybe you are just learning) I think it's a good idea for us all to know how to gather by hand as well. You never know when we might be stuck on a desert island with yards of ruffles to gather and no sewing machine in sight...  

Friday, July 18, 2014

Friday Recap

Happy Friday!  This week at CKC we had an exciting giveaway, an extremely popular guest tutorial, and a couple new releases that are different than anything we've designed before. Let's review to make sure you didn't miss any of it! 

New Releases