Luveta Nickles

Luveta Nickels


Luveta Nickels specializes in recycling old blue jeans, but teaches all areas of sewing. She's especially excited to be working with what she calls, "wild and wicked!" grommets. Available in every color of the rainbow – and then some – Luveta has taken the use of grommets to a whole new level. They aren't just for curtains and home décor! You get a bonus when Luveta visits your store because her products can be worked on consignment. She is well-versed in multi-brand machines and is anxious to work with individual stores. She promotes sales and return business after leaving her audience in awe! Luveta has appeared many times on PBS TV with Kaye Wood, Nancy Zieman, and Sue Hausmann. Her students have lightheartedly given her the title of "Denim Diva." Luveta has added Ready-to-Wear Rehab and Rock Star Rivets to her already exciting seminars.

Contact Information

The Junk Jeans People
16184 422nd Avenue
Clark, SD 57225

Phone: 605-532-5625
Fax: 605-532-5465


About the Association

The Vacuum Dealers Trade Association (VDTA) and the Sewing Dealers Trade Association (SDTA) exist to educate and promote independent floor care and sewing dealers in order to increase their market share. It exists to promote programs designed to enable the industry to be more competitive and to improve the industry as a whole.

The VDTA • SDTA is dedicated to supporting the interests of independent vacuum cleaner and sewing machine dealers around the world. It is the independent dealers’ voice in the floor care and sewing industries. The primary goal of the association is providing avenues to increase sales, communication, service, market share, and profit for all independent vacuum and sewing retailers. The association provides the floor care and sewing industries with the latest information on products and services, sales and marketing, training, and education through the monthly publications, SQE Professional and Floor Care Professional/Central Vac Professional and yearly conventions.

Many other association-sponsored programs and services are available to independent dealer members to improve their businesses using the code of ethics, member standards, special programs, sales tools, and member benefits.


If you are interested in becoming a member of the Sewing Educators Alliance please email Judy Patterson at

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