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Sewing with Threads Podcast

Needle Sharp Sewing Subscription, with Mary Grabenstatter | Episode 71

Video: Threads magazine

Mary Grabenstatter used to spend hours looking for patterns and fabrics online and “fantasy-sewing” lots of projects. The home sewer figured others did the same. She wanted to make it easy for everyone to get to the point of actually creating garments. That’s why this creative entrepreneur started Needle Sharp, which offers curated garment projects, patterns, and fabrics through a monthly sewing box subscription service.

Mary talks about the unique service and the challenges of operating her small online business with Threads Editor Carol Fresia in this episode of Sewing With Threads.

Mary explains that each Needle Sharp sewing box includes what you need to sew a garment. There’s a size-inclusive printed pattern from an independent pattern company, fabric, and the necessary notions like buttons and zippers. With everything at your fingertips, you can do the actual sewing and then have a garment to wear, she says. The subscription service has a different theme every month. Mary also shares how she chooses what is in each box, explains the pattern and fabric options, pattern size range, and more.

Learn about the development of Needle Sharp, Mary’s sewing journey, and the surprises she adds to every box, in this episode. You can also find out more about Mary and Needle Sharp on Instagram.


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