Handmade Holidays: Custom Napkin Tutorial

Handmade Holidays: Custom Napkin Tutorial

The season for gifting is here. Save some stress and give something handmade, heartfelt, and customized to your special people. For the next several weeks I’ll be posting a series of blog posts with handmade tutorials and gift ideas. Gifts you can sew, stitch, knit, print, and more. Today, we’re walking through handmade napkins (or dishtowels, head wraps, or scarves).

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5 Troubleshooting Tips for Happy Sewing

5 Troubleshooting Tips for Happy Sewing

In our sewing classes at our shop in Cleveland Heights, we do a lot of talking about sewing machines. Sometimes it’s hard to find a good tutorial or photo online if you don’t know what search terms to use. So, here’s a quick guide to common issues with the sewing machine that you can use to troubleshoot your own sewing at home and remain a happy stitcher.

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My Top 9 Maker Goals for 2018

My Top 9 Maker Goals for 2018

I have been agonizing over my top nine maker projects / goals for this year, following along with the #2018makenine Instagram challenge.  I got so caught up in wanting to display some kind of perfection with my goals, projects and photos that I couldn't even make a simple list. Finally, I relaxed and focused instead on making a list that helps further my skills and gives me joy to do. Read today's blog post to see my list of personal maker goals and learn why I chose them, why they’re special to me, and whether I’ve made any progress. Hopefully it will inspire you to relax and make something, too.

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Meet the Maker: Studio How-To Founder FAQ

Meet the Maker: Studio How-To Founder FAQ

This weekend I had a fun opportunity to teach a knitting workshop at The Cleveland Flea. People asked me a lot of questions about the Studio.  Is this your real job? How can you teach so many different things? Who can take classes?  Can I really learn these things? Read on for the answers. 

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Turn Your Handmade Dreams Into Reality

Turn Your Handmade Dreams Into Reality

Do you have dreams of things you want to learn to make? Share your goals and hopes with me and let's make it happen. Studio How-To is here as a resource for you. A recent conversation with a close friend about her sewing dreams inspired this post. Read our plan to help her go from no idea how to sew, to creating her own skirts, head wraps, and even undergarments. 

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