Last night were the ESPYs and we had the privilege of helping to create Donovan Mitchell’s “Spida” Suit. Read on for pictures of the process and a little background about why he wore this on the Red Carpet!Read More
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.Read More
The new Viking Designer Epic™ is, I would dare to say, the best sewing machine ever produced and Anastasia was thrilled to receive it in the mail from Husqvarna Viking themselves. If you don’t know much about it, and even if you do, let’s delve into all that the Designer Epic has to offer!Read More
People’s attitudes and thoughts towards sewing have fluctuated a lot over time, but something that has stayed consistent is its attachment to femininity and, ultimately, the “role of women”. This relationship is complicated, but overall, it’s critical to examine it in all its mess.Read More
From 1850 until now, the sewing machine has evolved into the machine we know and love today. Read on to learn about these final developments!Read More
A summary of Wednesday night’s sewing class.Read More
The big names in sewing machines — Hunt, Howe, and Singer — finally come into the picture around 1840.Read More
The invention of the sewing machine occurred near the end of the Industrial Revolution and it caused plenty of drama for those involved in the process.Read More
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.