Nightengale Needles is creating Plushes, Clothing, Cosplay, Hats, Hoods, Scarves, Pillows, etc.
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This and all other videos on my Patreon are subtitled for our hard of hearing patrons in a dyslexia friendly font.

My name is Emily Smith and this Patreon is my way of fostering a closer relationship with my clients and fans, and to help other seamsters grow in the craft. Here you will find tips, tricks, tutorials, fabric choice guidance, pattern construction guidance, access to special videos such as recordings of panels I run at conventions and video tutorials, group and one on one text and video chats, q&a sessions, live streams of my work process, work space organization ideas, iconographs, annotated photos, and much more!



In 2008, on an impulse and an instinct, I quit the office job that was crushing my soul and started my own sewing business, Nightengale Needles. Eight years later, I have the good fortune and tenacity that lets me make my passion my livelihood; Nightengale Needles remains my full-time job. I've even been able to add my fiancés Trey and Simon to the mix. I sell my fleecy goods and geekery at anime, gaming, pony, and furry conventions from Boston to Atlanta, all up and down the Eastern side of the USA. My products are also available on Etsy.



Please let me introduce you to my handmade goods, and in doing so, maybe I can bring some of my philosophy home to your heart, too. I believe that nobody has to live without joy. That whether it's in your job or your hobbies or your collectibles, joy and warmth of the heart are essential to living a fulfilled and forward-facing life. I hope that some of my little offerings can bring that warmth into your home, whether it's a scoodie wrapped warm around your shoulders or a plushie perched happily on your shelf.

Everything I do is handmade, never outsourced to factories.

I make a particular focus on offering LGBT+ PRIDE themed items, because some people, myself among them, need more support and hugs when facing the world than others.

My Team



On the right we have my partner in business and love, Trey Yacek. Trey is the secondary seamster of the team, taking over the more basic plush designs so I can focus on the more elaborate ones as well as detailed commissions and intense product design. A growing talent themself, they've also branched out into product design themselves, responsible entirely for many of our most recent pillow and Loafling designs. In addition to product design and craft, Trey also manages my convention schedule and inventory numbers.

On the left we have Simon Yacek, Trey's husband and also my partner in both love and business. Simon primarily handles my social media, keeping my fans and clients updated on what's going on with our products and convention schedule. He does all my web design, photography, and graphic design and editing, while assisting Trey with inventory management and keeping me on task. Besides his digital work, Simon is also a crafter in his own right, creating our one of a kind flower crowns and moving forward into cross stitch and hand embroidery. 
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Goals
$9 of $30 per month
New Bobbin Carriage & New Strike Plate for Primary Sewing Machine

"Grey" is in need of a few new parts and I'd love to have the extra cash a month to set aside to save up for them. If I reach this goal I'll be able to start doing that.
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This and all other videos on my Patreon are subtitled for our hard of hearing patrons in a dyslexia friendly font.

My name is Emily Smith and this Patreon is my way of fostering a closer relationship with my clients and fans, and to help other seamsters grow in the craft. Here you will find tips, tricks, tutorials, fabric choice guidance, pattern construction guidance, access to special videos such as recordings of panels I run at conventions and video tutorials, group and one on one text and video chats, q&a sessions, live streams of my work process, work space organization ideas, iconographs, annotated photos, and much more!



In 2008, on an impulse and an instinct, I quit the office job that was crushing my soul and started my own sewing business, Nightengale Needles. Eight years later, I have the good fortune and tenacity that lets me make my passion my livelihood; Nightengale Needles remains my full-time job. I've even been able to add my fiancés Trey and Simon to the mix. I sell my fleecy goods and geekery at anime, gaming, pony, and furry conventions from Boston to Atlanta, all up and down the Eastern side of the USA. My products are also available on Etsy.



Please let me introduce you to my handmade goods, and in doing so, maybe I can bring some of my philosophy home to your heart, too. I believe that nobody has to live without joy. That whether it's in your job or your hobbies or your collectibles, joy and warmth of the heart are essential to living a fulfilled and forward-facing life. I hope that some of my little offerings can bring that warmth into your home, whether it's a scoodie wrapped warm around your shoulders or a plushie perched happily on your shelf.

Everything I do is handmade, never outsourced to factories.

I make a particular focus on offering LGBT+ PRIDE themed items, because some people, myself among them, need more support and hugs when facing the world than others.

My Team



On the right we have my partner in business and love, Trey Yacek. Trey is the secondary seamster of the team, taking over the more basic plush designs so I can focus on the more elaborate ones as well as detailed commissions and intense product design. A growing talent themself, they've also branched out into product design themselves, responsible entirely for many of our most recent pillow and Loafling designs. In addition to product design and craft, Trey also manages my convention schedule and inventory numbers.

On the left we have Simon Yacek, Trey's husband and also my partner in both love and business. Simon primarily handles my social media, keeping my fans and clients updated on what's going on with our products and convention schedule. He does all my web design, photography, and graphic design and editing, while assisting Trey with inventory management and keeping me on task. Besides his digital work, Simon is also a crafter in his own right, creating our one of a kind flower crowns and moving forward into cross stitch and hand embroidery. 

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-Advance pre-order of new items, get them before anyone else!
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-Behind the scenes look into our prototype process for new products. See detailed views of our new items before anyone else!
-Advance pre-order of new items, get them before anyone else!
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-Behind the scenes look into our prototype process for new products. See detailed views of our new items before anyone else!
-Advance pre-order of new items, get them before anyone else!
-Once a month 10% off Etsy coupon
+After two months, one time custom commission valued $100.00 or less OR $100.00 off custom commission of higher value.