Lots of new fabrics for your sewing enjoyment

If you haven’t been in to the store in awhile, you’ll be surprised to see many new fabrics!  We now have a great selection of cotton print fabrics suitable for garments for those of you who  make dresses, skirts & tops



… lots of smaller prints , more pinks & purples & more adult prints per your requests!

We have some buttery soft corduroys from Denyse Schmidt, trendy chevrons & dots  from Riley Blake , voile & rayon prints from Freespirit, cottons prints from Amy Butler …and gorgeous ribbons from Renaissance!

Oh- and I almost forgot!  We also have chalkboard fabric!


See you soon!



Learn to sew in our Beginner Hobo Bag class on October 6.  1-3:00  call for details and to register.

Pinterest Party scheduled for Sept 20th has been cancelled.  Please keep posted for our next party!!

Kids Sewing Camps

Our Fall Sewing Camps have been so much fun…for us and for all of our students!!  They start out learning the basics of how the machine works, then  practice stitching straight lines and outlining letters with zig zag stitching!  They love zig zagging!

If you missed our September classes, you can still get in on the October camps!  Call early, though since class size is liimited.



We are also starting a wait list for Saturday camps and November gift camps, so give us a call and don’t miss all the fun!!



Let’s play dolls!




American Girl dressmaking class starts this Saturday!  Bring your doll for her fitting, we’ll have pre-cut kits in lots of pretty fabrics, with coordinating trims & buttons.  This class is for girls who have had some machine sewing experience, ages 8 & up.  Saturday, Sept 14, 1-3pm. $40 .  Please call ahead to register.

New Quilty issues just arrived!

VintageCross_250Quilty has tons of fun reading & patterns, I love this magazine !  I made one of these quilt tops last night and hope to finish it today, it’s small, perfect for newborns.  I love the simple look, it’s very vintage-but so modern!!


Store hours for this week


We wish a fun and safe weekend to everyone!!  Can’t believe it’s the end of another summer here on the North coast!!!

We’ll be taking some time with family next week, our store hours will be as follows:

Sun, Mon & Tues   CLOSED

Wed  2:00-6:30

Thurs 2:00-6   Fall Sewing camps start!!

Friday  2:00-6

-Heidi & Megan x0x

Applique technique workshop – up your projects!



Learn how to up your projects with Applique Techniques.  September 22, noon-2pm.  You’ll learn how to set up your machine stitch to make a smooth satin outline stitch, a fun zigzag or straight stitch outlining.  Reverse applique, how to make your designs, how to draw perfect lettering and lots of tips to make the whole process alot easier!!  Great ideas for the upcoming gift season (and yes, it’s around the corner!!)  $45 includes kit with applique supplies.  Call to sign up at 216-220-4808.

Stitch Goodness awaits!!


Back to School already??

So, yeah, where did summer go anyways?  If you blinked you missed it this year, right?  So we were able to wear our new sundresses at least a couple times anyways, and you bet we’ll be layering them with little cardigans and wearing them long into fall!!

I just had to share these new fabrics with you right away, they just arrived yesterday and they are buttery soft corduroy prints by Denyse Schmidt-perrrfect for the washi dress, too!!  (and did you see the version with sleeves?)    Skirts, soft pillows and even short jackets will look awesome in these prints!!   They are soft and drapable & I just love the prints, don’t you?



We’ve added simple skirt and dress classes to the schedule, and some kids sewing classes, too!  Our Summer Sewing Camps were loved by all,  Fall Sewing Camps start the first week in September!!  Many of our classes are beginner friendly, too!

See you soon!

Heidi & Megan







Store Hours Update

We have cancelled the Pinterest Party for tonight, Aug 23.  Sorry for the late notice.

Our hours for today, Friday wil be 2-5pm.

Our next Pinterest Party is scheduled for Sept 20, 6:30pm.  It’ll be lots of fun, our friend, Litsa who is a  Stampin’ Up demonstrator will be joining us with lots of tools, techniques and trends!!!

Again, sorry for the inconvenience, but hope to see you soon!!

Heidi & Megan

New this Fall!  After School Sewing Camps!  Starting Sept 5, 4 week sessions on Thursdays or Fridays,3:30-5:30.  Projects change every 4 weeks.  $160 includes all supplies, beginner level.  Call to sign up!  216-220-4808

It’s a Girl !!!

Yes, Megan had her baby early Tuesday morning! A beautiful dark haired little bundle of joy!

Mommy Megan and Camille Juliana are doing just fine!!

There is a slight change in our store hours for this week:

We will be Closed Tuesday,  August 20 to recoup and get some rest,( this little girl just insisted on  keeping us up all night!!)

Wednesday noon-4 and Thursday 2:00-7pm.  Friday 2-9 (don’t miss our Pinterest Party at 6pm!!!)


New classes have been added to the schedule, be sure to check them out!  (click the CLASSES tab)






Kids are sewing!  It’s the end of summer and nothing to do?  Make a skirt for school! AUG 21, 1-3pm, simple skirt w/pockets. $50, call 216-220-4808 to sign up!  Beginners welcome, ages 9&up

Stitching in Circles at Modern Patchwork Club

Ever wonder how to stitch in concentric circles?  Your machine most likely has a special attachment for doing this, which makes it super easy – but you can also use a tack, tape & a piece of cardboard to do the same thing!!  We did just that this week at Modern Patchwork Club and here are the results!


Everyone impressed themselves with this technique .  Join us monthly to learn the basics of quilting and make fun projects such these fun round trivets as practice!  Next month, we’ll be meeting on September 13th and will be learning the snowball block.


Hope you can join us next month for some stitchy fun!  Modern Patchwork Club meets monthly, you can join at any time.Bring your machine and have some fun with us!  $10 RSVP required.

We also have a  Quilting Basics class scheduled on August 17th, 10am-noon.  Call to register 216-220-4808.

Stitchy Goodness awaits!!


Just added to the schedule, Beginner sewing for kids class next week!  Aug 14, 10am-noon.

Modern Patchwork Club 2

Do you want to learn the basics of quilting with a fun, adventurous group?  
Join us monthly as we learn a new block each month!  With basic sewing machine experience, you’ll bring your machine and learn what it does!  
We play, we laugh & we create fun, modern samples of quilting that we can make into trivets, mugrugs, or make more and create a small quilt!  Making several samples you’ll practice piecing, stitching & applying bindings.  These small samples will build your confidence until you’re ready to start a quilt!
We’ve explored  simple log cabin blocks, stair stepping, stitching in straight lines, free motion & more.

Monthly on 2nd Fridays, bring your machine & basic supplies.  $10 RSVP required.  August 9th, 6pm.










New this year – Fall Sewing Camps!  Meet weekly for 4 wks after school.  Kids 9 & up!

Fall Sewing Camps & more fabrics!!


We’ve added lots more fabric to our inventory!  If you haven’t been in the store lately, you’re in for a sweet surprise!!  With the popularity of the Washi Dress and Amelia Dress we are now carrying a great selection of fabrics for dresses!  Voiles, rayons, knits  & linen blends are easy to work with and make really cool dresses  & tunics to wear with your fave leggings, too!  We have lots of samples, too, to give you ideas!  Along with the fabrics we have increased our notions wall.  Zippers, threads, interfacings, etc!!  (We love the Lazy Girl line of interfacings!)  You’ll  also find tons of books & patterns to spark your sewing mojo!


Our Summer Sewing Camps for kids were amazing!  We have sent over 50 new little seamsters out into the world with new life skills they will use forever – from ages 8 & up!   And, not only the kids, but new adult seamsters as well!  Private sewing lessons are a match with your schedule no matter how busy you are.

Fall Sewing Camp for kids starts the  first week in September with after school & Saturday hours.  We have Beginner level and adv beginner and are starting an American Girl Sewing Club, too!  The girls can sew for themselves & match their outfits for their dolls!  Boys can sew, too–think Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and Tom Ford.  Sewing is not just for girls!  We anticipate these filling up fast, so we will continue to schedule more- call to be placed on the list!


And…lots of fun events are planned for you, too!  Open Studio Socials (free), Modern Patchwork Club, Pinterest Parties & more!  Stop in or call us for more info!

And, in case you’re wondering, Megan has not had the baby yet-due date is August 16th!  She is still in the store her usual hours – you know how it is when you love to sew!  We’re so excited for this baby girl to arrive!  Rex is very ready to be a big brother-we’ll keep you posted!

Heidi & Megan xox




Pinterest Party!

OK, so your boards are full of pins, all kinds of DIY projects – right?  Wouldn’t it be cool to meet with other pinners, tons of supplies, and actually make some of those crafts that are on your “things to try” board??

Join us for our first Pinterest Party!! Friday, July 19th at 6pm.  $10.  Please rsvp (216-220-4808) to let us know you’ll be coming, bring supplies if you have them, a Pinterest recipe snack to share, your laptop or ipad if you’d like…and be ready to try those projects !!

We have a few projects planned for this party and will be taking suggestions for our next party!  This month we’ll be making freezer paper stencils, fingerknit bracelets and paper circle garlands.  If you have any old tshirts, scrapbook cardstock in lots of colors, freezer paper, or fabric paint you’d like to share, bring them along.

We are planning on a monthly thing – won’t that be fun??!!  We hope to see you there!