Hi everyone! I’m Julia!

It’s so nice to meet you! I am the teacher and owner of Old Spool Sewing in Brielle, NJ.  

I have a background in fashion design after graduating with a BFA from the well known Parsons the New School of Design in New York City where I earned a nomination for Designer of the Year during my thesis year. After working a few years in NYC as a designer, I was turned off by the massive amounts of wasted resources and earth wrecking practices of the fashion industry, so I quit my day job to pursue my love of making and teaching.

Old Spool Sewing is a dream come true, a cozy little studio where I can welcome anyone who wants to learn the craft of sewing and give them space to flex their creative muscles. More and more in our tech filled lives, I think it’s important to stop and make something with our hands to remind ourselves how good it feels and how capable we are. There is nothing quite like the feeling of knowing you made something yourself. Curious about all of our values? Check them out here.

Along with my husband Patrick, who you’ll rarely see on camera, we teach all the After School Classes here at the studio.

Want to learn more about me? Feel free to follow me on Instagram  and read my blog  to learn more! 


In 2018 I was a contestant on Slice TV’s first Season of Stitched which you can now watch on Hulu! Look for me on Episode 10: Planet Fashion!

Our Studio & Fabric Shop is located at 617 Higgins Ave in Brielle, NJ.