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Needles... continued!

I have been a bit busy with the rest of my life - but I'm trying to focus back in on my search for needles for the kit.  I've realized that there needs to be a nice selection of sharps - one needle is not enough!  I know there are still companies that take pride in the manufacturing process in both France and England and I am working hard on tracking down the suppliers.  If you order a kit now, you will receive both a Spiral Eye needle and a selection of John James Needles.  I hope to soon offer a nice collection of English made needles with each kit.  The kit won't be 100% US made anymore, but I...

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I've never thought this much about needles...

The Great American Sewing Kit contains the only needle still currently manufactured in the US.  It's awesome, requires no needle threader and works for a lot of sewing purposes.  It's not perfect for everything though - and can sometimes get tangled when using it for projects like sewing buttons.  Due to the high wholesale cost of each needle, I only include one needle in each kit.  This is not an ideal situation, as I realized while mending a button, dropping the needle, losing the needle and then not able to finish the project! I'm currently on the hunt for alternatives to include with future kits - I won't be able to use 100% Made in USA anymore, but this kit...

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100% Made in USA Means 100% Made in USA

I've been back from our trip (which was fun, despite getting the flu and no progress on finding distributors for the kit) for almost a month and now that I've caught up on everything else in my life - I'm focusing back in on the Great American Sewing Kit.  I started searching for "sewing kit made in usa" and was sad to find this site on Page 4.  I've heard the joke: "Q: Where do you hide something you don't want anyone to find? A: On the 4th page of Google results..." So, I've been researching a lot about SEO and boosting your listings... and nothing has changed. I downloaded the Shopify app to link to Google Shopping, hopefully that...

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Vacation!

Hello - Perhaps going on vacation immediately after launching a new product, right at prime holiday sales time, is not a good idea.  Oh well - off I go.  I am leaving today (December 16th and will return on December 31st).  I do have 10 sewing kits in my luggage - in the hopes of visiting some retail stores and finding a few wholesale buyers, and in case someone does decide to order a kit!  All other orders will be shipped on January 2nd.  Happy Holidays!

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The launch of a product

For the past 5 years, I have become increasingly interested in American manufacturing and purchasing American-made products.  In addition, I taught myself to sew - leading my friends to ask me to teach them how to sew or to help them mend their own clothes.  Most sewing kits found in stores are plastic, flimsy and disposable and it was hard to set up new sewers with the basics.  I dreamed of a compact sewing kit stocked with the essentials and handy how-tos.  I began to pursue the idea of creating this kit, but sourcing all the notions from US manufacturers.  In my spare time I would perform searches for "sewing notions made in usa" and found those featured in the...

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