Narwhal Softie: Hand Sewing for Beginners

I’m so excited to participate in this year’s Sew A Softie Blog Hop! Trixie is the Australian based sewing instructor and blogger who created the Sew a Softie virtual event back in 2015, when it was just a day to celebrate fun, beginner friendly hand sewing projects to entice kids and adults to get sewing. […]

Snuggly Owl Pillow Sewing Pattern and Video Tutorial

Kids love animals. It’s a simple fact! So, naturally, kids love animal themed sewing projects. Enter this super sweet owl pillow! I can’t take credit for this idea, it’s one I’ve seen in many different incarnations on Pinterest, but here’s my simple take and video tutorial for new sewists to follow along and make their […]

Super Sweet Mama and Baby Sloth Hand Sewing Video Tutorial

I love craft and sewing books, my overflowing library at the studio is obvious proof of that! Just before Christmas a fellow sewing studio owner out in Brooklyn, Alexa Ward of Brooklyn Sewcial, had her first book published called “Sewing for Kids” with 30 different machine and hand sewing projects focused on teaching the absolute […]

Hand sewing Tutorial for Beginners: Make Tropical Pineapple and Flamingo Stuffies

This week on Old Spool’s Youtube Channel is another beginner friendly hand sewing tutorial to make some cute flamingo and pineapple felt stuffies. This project is a bit more advanced that my other hand sewing tutorials because of the shapes we’re sewing, but in the end, we’re doing the same simple combination of a whipstitch […]

Felt Donut (or Doughnut!) Stuffie: Hand Sewing for Beginners!

This week I’ve got another new hand sewing project for beginners…. and it’s quite tasty! We’re making donuts! Or is it doughnuts? I don’t really know! But I do know that I made a video tutorial for the whole process, over on my YouTube. Be sure to like the video and subscribe while you’re there, […]

Felt Cactus Stuffie: Hand sewing for Beginners

Learn how to hand sew your very own felt cactus stuffie using Old Spool’s pattern and my helpful Youtube tutorial! Make sure to like the video and subscribe to my channel while you’re there- and let me know in the comments if there are any projects you’d like to see! The materials you’ll need for […]

Christmas Sewing Gift Guide for Kids!

Ahh, the Holidays. Who doesn’t love the faux snow covered window displays at retail outlets and the 20 song Holiday themed playlist the radio stations tune in this time of year? Doesn’t the idea of peppermint everything really get you excited about spending time with extended family and having to buy a gift for your […]

A Sharp Look at Rotary Cutters (on the Notch & Swatch YT Channel)

Earlier this month, Brigitte and I published an introductory video to the how’s and why’s of rotary cutters! If you don’t use this fabulous (but slightly dangerous) tool already in your sewing practice… prepare for your mind to be blown! Make sure to like, leave a comment and subscribe to our channel for more educational […]

Scunchie Tutorial (on the Notch & Swatch Youtube Channel)

What’s the most popular project at my sewing studio the past year? Scrunchies! Learn how to make your own scrunchie in this easy to follow video tutorial! And make sure while you’re over on Youtube that you like, subscribe and comment on our videos so we can reach more budding sewists!

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