Crew Fabric Recommendations and Inspiration

I don’t know about you, but selecting the correct fabric for a new project can often seem like an overwhelming task. Sometimes all it takes is a little inspiration. Other times it’s not that simple. Hopefully, this post will help with both of those tasks, providing some inspiration and giving a bit of helpful advice

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Pony Tank Ruffle Band Hack Tutorial

The Pony Tank has been in our pattern library for a few years now but was just updated last fall to include our full 0-30 size range. Olivia (find her on IG @designsbyohm) is one of our talented collaborators and has put together a fun tutorial for this ruffle band Pony hack. Find all the

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Sewing Tips | Batch Sewing with the Pony Tank Pattern

Hello everyone! My name is Michele and I am honored to be one of the contributors for this year’s Chalk and Notch Blog. Find me on Instagram, where I share all my adventures in sewing, DIYs, or whatever creative fun things that pop up while having fun in the desert state of Arizona… LOL.  Let

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Sewing Tips | How to Assemble PDF Patterns

We want to do everything we can to help you have an enjoyable sewing experience. If you’re new to our patterns or just PDF patterns in general, we’ve put together this post to demystify the PDF pattern assembly and help you get started. Chalk and Notch patterns may look different than other patterns you have

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Marcel Front Ruffle & Tie Strap Tutorial

We’ve wanted to add a tutorial for adding tie straps to the Marcel (shop the PDF here or paper pattern here) since its release so when we saw Alexis’s creation as part of the 2021 Collaborator team, we knew we had to ask if we could add it to the blog. In addition to the

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PRINTED PATTERNS HAVE ARRIVED!

Chalk and Notch printed patterns have arrived! We’ve been working towards this goal for a long time! If you enjoy a physical pattern, with no printing or taping required, I have news for you. You can now purchase a printed copy of the Fringe, Marcel, Wren, or Page pattern in our shop. All printed patterns

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Sewing Tips | How to Sew Drawstrings

We include drawstrings on a few Chalk and Notch patterns. We thought it would be helpful to round up a few different ways to sew drawstrings using either woven or knit fabric. Here are two ways to make a drawstring yourself from knit fabric. This is a great alternative option to using a pre-made drawstring

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