Author Archives: OldSpoolJulia

Guide to Quilting: What are Precuts?

As a beginning quilter, the sheer amount of fabric available can be overwhelming. How does [...]

Spring Garment Sewing Picks & Pairs

Spring has sprung here at the Jersey Shore, and what better way to enjoy the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Free Halloween Pattern: Rest in Peas Baby Bib

Halloween is the holiday that is probably the most full of possibilities when it comes [...]

Narwhal Softie: Hand Sewing for Beginners

I’m so excited to participate in this year’s Sew A Softie Blog Hop! Trixie is [...]

Snuggly Owl Pillow Sewing Pattern and Video Tutorial

Kids love animals. It’s a simple fact! So, naturally, kids love animal themed sewing projects. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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! [...]

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