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  • Quilting References

    As a quilter, your references are just as important as your techniques. There are many resources out there, but here’s an inside look at what you can gain from patterns, magazines, and books. Patterns Patterns offer step-by-step instructions for one…

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  • Quilt Brands And Designers

    Did you know that quilt stores carry hundreds of different quilt lines? Each brand and each designer have their own patterns and prints, so you’re bound to find a huge variety in any store. Here is a list of some…

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  • Choosing Thread For Quilts

    Not sure if you’re using the right thread for your quilt project? Keep reading to learn about the appropriate threads to use for piecing and quilting your quilt projects. Piecing When working on a quilt, it is very important to…

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  • Choosing The Right Thread

    Choosing the right thread is a critical part of any sewing project. There are many types and brands available, and for the best results, you want to match your fabric and project with the right high-quality thread. Using unsuitable thread…

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  • The 3 categories of sewing machines

    Sewing machines have come along way from the late-60s beauty I learned to sew on. Here is an overview of the three different sewing machines categories:  Mechanical sewing machines are controlled by wheels and knobs. Some people feel most comfortable…

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  • The Secret Life of Machines

    While teaching sewing, I’m often asked questions about the mechanics of the sewing machine, such as “Why do you have to thread the take-up hook?” or “How does the top thread catch the bobbin thread?” I have also always marveled…

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  • Tips For Adding Sequin Embellishments

    Sparkles and shine are a great way to make any outfit party-worthy. You can join in the fun by adding sequin embellishments to garments and accessories you already own or to ones you’re currently working on. Sequins can be individually…

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  • Choosing A Flattering Pattern Silhouette

    For many people, it’s a leap of faith to purchase a pattern and sew a garment. It can be hard to translate the image you see on the pattern cover, to what will work for your body type. Knowing your…

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  • Tips For Sewing Unmentionables

    Just about everywhere you look, love is in the air. With celebrating romance comes added focus on unmentionables of all kinds. Yes, we are talking about undergarments. No matter what you call them or what style you’re partial to, you…

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  • Welcome

    Welcome to The Sewing Studio Online, your virtual destination for all things sewing. Join us at one of our original studio locations for sewing classes and workshops fit for any age and skill level. Learn how to sew around your…

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