How It Works

Is this a subscription?

No! You may purchase one box or several at a time. You will receive a 10% discount if you purchase three boxes at a time.

When do boxes ship?

All boxes ship between the 1st and the 7th of each month. You will receive an email with tracking info when your box ships.

If you purchase a box or boxes before the 15th of the month, your box or boxes will ship at the beginning of the following month.

If you purchase a box or boxes on or after the 15th of the month, your box or boxes will ship at the beginning of the following month.

ex. 1.  "I purchased and paid for a box on October 14th."

"Great! Your box will ship during the first week of November."

ex. 2.  "I purchased and paid for a box on October 15th."

"Awesome! Your box will ship the first week of December."

Do I need a sewing machine?

Plus, an iron and an ironing board. Optional, but super-duper useful supplies would be a rotary cutter and a cutting mat. A rotary cutter is included in Box 4 but you must already have or purchase the mat separately. Some boxes may require the use of common household items such as a straight edge, ruler, or chopstick.

Do I need a sewing machine?

Yes! Plus, an iron and an ironing board. Optional, but super-duper useful supplies would be a rotary cutter and a cutting mat. A rotary cutter is included in Box 4 but you must already have or purchase the mat separately. Some boxes may require the use of common household items such as a straight edge, ruler, or chopstick.

What sewing machine do you recommend?

I have the Brother CS6000i. It is a great machine and can be found here.

There is a whole series of YouTube specifically for this machine at SewingMastery.com. This is an amazing site that walks you through the sewing machine manual from start to finish. I highly recommend this website. Check it out for other machines also.

I have an old sewing machine that I no longer have a manual for. Can you tell me how to use it?

While all sewing machines generally work on the same principle each machine has its own specifications. Most machine manuals are easily locatable online and many include instructional videos. Troubleshooting problems and/or understanding how the machine works is the responsibility of the sewist.

What is your return policy?

There are no returns or refunds for any boxes purchased. I hope that you use the box to practice your skills or you may have a friend that you can gift the box to if you are unhappy with the fabric or notions.

If you receive a box with damaged items, please send a photo of the damage to SewOTB@gmail.com so I can determine the best course of action for replacement or exchange.

What if I don’t like what’s in my box?

This can happen. Certain colors, fabrics, and notions are not to everyone’s liking, however; the main purpose of the sewing box is to provide instruction and practice of new sewing techniques. My hope is that the box will be a great jumping off point and you continue to hone your skills using your own choice of fabric.

Is this box only for children?

Absolutely not! The instructions are geared toward any beginner who would like to learn how to sew. The box is for anyone 9 and up who wants to learn to sew.

What is in a box?

Each box contains supplies accompanied by written instructions (can be a brochure or a PDF file) plus a video link that walks you through each step of the project. Use the box to learn a technique, practice things you already know, increase your confidence, and become inspired to tackle further projects.