New Year, New Start ,New Intern ,New Blog


2019 has already been a world wind of a year and its only February. In 2019, Anastasia bid farewell to the retail space on Damen Ave., and I said hello to my Social Media Internship with Anastasia Chatzka. It's been an eye-opening couple of months of working in the Studio with Anastasia but I am constantly in awe of watching each weeks various sewing classes, as well as the many hours spent outside of classes working on Youtube videos, future collections, and the future of the studios design/layout. 


Sitting in on the Saturday basic sewing class might have become my favorite class to observe so far. Normally during classes I tend to be busy working on generating content, taking and editing pictures, playing with Iris who even now is lounging behind my computer, but Saturday's class is different, the vast range of ages in the class, and the skill level across the class.  I sat and took everything in, not only how Anastasia took time to work with each individual in the class, but also how everyone in the class was more than willing to help each other out when there was a question about the difference between fish eye and regular darts, issues with the machine or winding elastic thread into the bobbin, or which decorative stitch to use once everyone got the smocking down on the various fabrics.

As I sit here, laughing, taking notes, and taking pictures, with 97.1 playing  in the background, I realize that I am witnessing the beginning of something truly amazing. 2019 is going to be a big year for Anastasia.

Written By Sierra Nelson.

The Basics: Sewing Machine Needles

Whether you’re a sewing beginner or seasoned pro, choosing the right sewing machine needle for your project can be overwhelming. This guide will help you figure out exactly which machine needle is right for your project, as well as why. Also, how often do you REALLY need to change the needle?? It’s not as often as you might think.

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New Monday Sewing Classes

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!


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Sewing Machine Giveaway! A new year, a new machine.

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!