After the initial invention of thread and needles, advances in hand-sewing went pretty slowly. Read on to see what happened in between the time that needles were invented to the time when sewing machines were invented.Read More
The sewing needle is said to have been invented sometime during the Upper Paleolithic time period, which began around 40,000 years ago. Read on to find out how, why, and what!Read More
Division Street hosted Do Division Festival June 1-3; Anastasia Chatzka was featured in the fashion show and hosted a tent where she offered discount ready-to-wear pieces, as well as jewelry and underwear.Read More
How to build an ethical and sustainable closet.Read More
The process of creating Anastasia Chatzka garments.Read More
A new focus on creating custom-made garments and making them more accessible to the everyday person.
Monday nights are Studio nights! Take a look at what it’s like in an Open Studio Class!Read More
Attention sewing enthusiasts of Chicago! Have you ever wanted to learn how to sew or freshen up the skills you already have but havent had the chance? Well, want no more. Sew Anastasia has the class for you. We are offering a new class on Monday’s from 6-8pm. All skill levels are welcome to come out and join. This class is tailored toward you. This isn’t your average sewing class, you can create anything your heart desire. Whether that be a ballgown or a pair of underwear. There is no limit to what you can create! You will be able to work at your own pace and will have Anastasia there to guide you and tell you all of her secret tips and tricks that she has acquired over the last 20 years! When coming to the class, don’t forget to bring your favorite pair of scissors, a seam ripper, and matching thread! Fabric and patterns are not supplied, so make sure to pick those up as well! This is a great opportunity to gain a great life skill and meet new people with similar interests. The registration link will be down below. Hope to see you there!
I have teamed up with Husqvarna Viking & we are giving away an Opal sewing machine! I am so excited! It is super easy to enter the giveaway.
1. Tag all of your sewing projects with #opalholidays
2. Add @sewanastasia & @husqvarnaViking on instagram and Facebook.
3. I will be picking a winner Jan 1st!
I can not wait to see all of the projects that everyone is working on!
I am sooooo excited to show you all of the new amazing sewing machines that we have for sewing classes. I am now an official Husqvarna Viking Ambassador! SO cool right!? We have 3 models that we will be using during sewing classes. The Topaz 40 which is a normal sewing machine and embrodiery machine! The Opal 670 which is a digital sewing machine. It even cuts your thread for you! We also have the Huskylock S25. This machine will be serging an finishing edges like a pro! Take a look at all of these amazing machines in the video below.
The newest video is up! I go through the 10 must haves for your sewing adventures.
Check out our latest video! How to sew a blind hem on a sewing machine. When I first started sewing I was so confused by how to fold the fabric under and have it turn out properly with out having huge stitches on the outisde. With 15 years of blind hem experience under my sewing machine I use it on every dress or skirt I can to achive a luxorious look.
I am obsessed with watching these old videos. I have so many vinatge sewing books but I love seeing these. Its like a live vinatge sewing book! The 1st sewing tutorials before you tube exisited!
This video left me a bit speachless but I think its an amazing view into the past. The concepts still hold true for picking out fabircs, shape & line study.
Over the past 6 months I have been working everylast minuite between running the boutique and creating new collections to get the studio up to perfection to start shooting more tutorials for the Sew Anastasia you tube channel. Great news!! I am ready!! We started shooting last week and starting this up coming week I will have a new sewing tutorial every Tuesday. I will also be releasing a second video on a random day through out the week.
I also have a new sewing class schedule that is out. We have classes every Wednesday from 7-9pm and Sunday from 6-8pm. You can sign up through the web site, over the phone or in person at the boutique. I am so excited to share the studio with every one and contuine the adventure of sewing.
Anastasia has big plans for 2017, The Sew Anastasia Sewing & Design Studio is almost done but we need your help! We are excited to announce that we have launched our first Kickstarter Campaign to help fund this new venture. The new sewing studio, located in the ICNC Small Business Incubator, will be used to teach sewing & design classes for all skill levels and ages. The Sew Anastasia Sewing & Design Studio will be an affordable place to learn sewing and design skills in a comfortable and professional environment. The funds generated from the Kickstarter campaign will be used to purchase additional sewing machines, cutting tables, sewing notions, dress forms, and professional steam irons. All of these items are essential in our student’s success, we want them to get meaningful first hand experience. Kickstarter Backers will help transform the Sew Anastasia Sewing Studio into a place where sewists can thrive creatively and productively under the direction of Chicago’s 2016 Best Local Clothing Designer, Anastasia Chatzka. We are grateful to all donations so we are offering 12 tiers of donations with exclusive rewards for each tier. A few rewards that we are offering include a 4-week sewing class, starring in a Sew Anastasia YouTube video, or shadowing Anastasia from sunrise to sunset. Sewing is fading away in the world of mass production and fast fashion, lets change that!
For more information on Sew Anastasia and sewing classes offered, please visit www.sewanastasia.com or email email@example.com. To help fund the Sew Anastasia Kickstarter Campaign please visit https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/anastasiachatzka/sew-anastasia-sewing-studio
It finally happened! We have a new design/sewing studio to have all of our sewing classes in . This means we have more space to spread out and be creative! The space is under construction to having huge cutting tables and tons of sewing machines so we can all sew together and be productive on our projects! I want to thank every one who has taken a class thus far with me in the boutique and I am looking forward to sewing with every one in the new studio. The new classes are listed on our site here and you can even sign up for them on our sew site! SO EXCITING!!!!