Mask no elastic

Fast Mask tutorial

The video is a little lengthy, but will show you my method for making many masks quickly, without a pattern or elastic.  Options including a nose-piece channel and ties are covered in the video.

Donations so I can help cover all those faces are accepted by Venmo @Jennifer-Farago or PayPal at

What to do with all those masks?  Here’s where some of mine went:


Studio Time

For those who have some sewing experience and need some reliable equipment to work on, space to lay out a project, or maybe just a little guidance.  Time is $10/hr and available by appointment.  Just call or text 904-270-9349 to request a time.

We have:

  • 4 Janome standard-duty machines.  Very easy to use, but strong and reliable.
  • 1 Pfaff heavy-duty machine with top feed for bulkier or slippery fabrics.
  • 2 4-thread overlock machines that can also do nice hem finishes.
  • 4’x8′ cutting table
  • Sewing tools and equipment
  • Pattern making tools (paper available for purchase)


The Time is Coming…

Maybe you’ve heard the news already.  Maybe you’re so excited to get out of your house and start some new projects that you’ve already started a list.

You haven’t?

Well the time has come! Studio 53 Sewing Center is working on a new space! Set in a classically redone Victorian in the Starland District, Studio 53 will soon be opening the doors for classes, private lessons, and open sewing time.  We’re already partnering with some fun locals for classes to get your creative juices flowing.


So now YOU know ad we’ll keep you posted on our grand opening and class schedule.

Why Us?

Why should you come hang out with us at Studio 53 when you could just stay home and watch youtube?

We want you to feel comfortable.  There is no stupid question, we’ve all asked them before!

We’re here to help you create the projects to the level you want.  We can show you how to do things faster, easier, and manage your expectations with the shortcuts you can opt to take.

Jennifer brings over 25 years of fashion industry experience and has been sewing for over 40.  Starting at her mom’s side, stringing buttons together with needle and thread while she watched her mom make clothes for her and her dolls.  She was amazed at the way fabric pieces fit together to make a garment from a very young age.  She had the best dressed Barbies!  Her passion was fueled working in fabric stores through high school and college, where she majored in Fashion Design.

After college, Jennifer spent a year working with industrial sewing equipment in sewing factories in North Carolina.  She learned the keys to increasing speed in sewing- both commercially and for the home sewer.  After moving back to her home state of Maine, she worked with business small and large, working with designers and factories to get the best fitting garments, creating patterns, training production stitchers, and learning how to understand the customer.

For information on freelance pattern and design work, please visit