Category Archives: Machine Sewing Tutorials

A Scrappy Holiday Light Garland/Necklace (Tutorial & Free Sewing Pattern)

In the endless journey that is using the massive amounts of scraps generated by our daily sewing classes here at the studio, we’re always trying to come up with little projects that are simple to make, quick to finish and fun for our students! Patrick was getting in the holiday spirit this past week and […]

How to Buy a Sewing Machine for a Beginner (focused on kids, but works for adults too!)

Ahh, the Holidays.  The air gets crisp, the Halloween decor gets tucked away again (“how did I fit this &*%#@ skeleton in this box last year?!”) and a certain Mariah Carey song begins it’s endless repeat cycle for the next 1.5 months. Everyone casually forgets about Thanksgiving until we have to figure out how big […]

Free Halloween Pattern: Rest in Peas Baby Bib

Halloween is the holiday that is probably the most full of possibilities when it comes to creative sewing projects. When I was a kiddo and beginning to have some interest in learning to sew it was because I watched my mom get absolutely sucked into creatively solving how to make a headless ghoul costume for […]

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 […]

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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