For the Mini in Your Life!

Posted on November 23, 2015 by sarah grey | 0 Comments

News flash! The lovely and talented Megan Nielsen has just released mini versions of her patterns for those mini gals in your life: girls sizes of the Briar Top, Virginia Leggings, and Tania Culottes! We think they're just smashing and will go great with a number of knits and wovens in the shop!

The Virginias go great with knits in solids or prints. In the top image, we're featuring Robert Kaufman Laguna Jersey (95% cotton, 5% spandex) in Onyx and Orchid as well as Anna Maria Horner 100% cotton jersey in a print called Family Unit. Below, we've matched the Virginia with 95% cotton, 5% spandex knit prints from Art Gallery Fabrics in Cottagely Posy by Katy Jones and Sun Tracks by Maureen Cracknell.

The Tania Culottes are designed for wovens and these Cotton and Steel fabrics would really do the trick! On top is Zipline in Green, a rayon challis by Sarah Watts and below is Speckled Darkplum in cotton lawn by Rashida Coleman.

Last, but not least is the Briar Top, which we've paired with some cotton/spandex jerseys. On top is Art Gallery Fabrics Wispy Daybreak Aura by Leah Duncan. Bottom left is Robert Kaufman Laguna Jersey in light grey heather and on the right is Mojave Aloe, also by Leah Duncan for Art Gallery.

So that's what's new around these parts! Hope you liked these pairings and I can't wait to see what you whip up!


Black Friday Weekend: UPDATED!!

Posted on November 15, 2015 by sarah grey | 0 Comments

It's almost turkey (or tofurkey, or whatever you prefer) time again, folks! That means the mad dash to complete your holiday shopping is seriously on. Geez, could you cool it with the pressure already, Black Friday?! Anyhow, to help alleviate some of the stress that comes with this time of the year, we're having some sale-type-things, starting Nov. 27th. (We're closed on Thanksgiving and our winter hours have started: Sun 12-5, closed Mon, Tues-Sat 12-7.)

In store: Fri/Sat/Sun, machines are 25% off MSRP and everything else is 20% off.

If you're a long-distance shopper, use the code "HANDTURKEY" on Friday through Monday for 20% off online!


That weekend only, all machines are a whopping 25% off MSRP.  That is the lowest price that any of these bad boys will get for the remainder of the year! It's the same price for new or floor models, though we'll throw in two yards of your favorite fabric to sweeten the deal on any pre-loved beauties. Here are pricing details:

Creative Sensation Pro: MSRP $10,999 - sale $8249

Creative 4.5 Embroidery: MSRP $6,699 - sale $5024

Creative 4.5 (without embroidery unit): MSRP $4699 - sale $3524

Creative 3.0: MSRP $3999 - sale $2999

Creative 1.5: MSRP $1999 - sale $1499

Performance 5.0: MSRP $2999 - sale $2249

Quilt Expression 4.2: MSRP $2599 - sale $1949

Quilt Ambition 2.0: MSRP $1399 - sale $1049

Ambition 1.0: MSRP $999 - sale $749

Ambition Essential: MSRP $799 - sale $599

Passport 2.0: MSRP $699 - sale $524

Smarter 260c: MSRP $599 - sale $449

Select 4.2: MSRP $699 - sale $524

Smarter 160: MSRP $399 - sale $299

Smarter 140: MSRP $349 - sale $262

Coverlock 4.0: MSRP $1799 - sale $1349

Coverlock 3.0: MSRP $1099 - sale $824

Hobbylock 2.0: MSRP $549 - sale $412

As always, if you have any questions about our machines, drop me a line! See you soon, sweet sewists.




The Stowe Bag

Posted on November 10, 2015 by sarah grey | 0 Comments

Check out this rad new bag, freshly released from Grainline Studio and Fringe Supply Company! I'm super excited to make a bunch of these guys, in the small and large varieties! We're going to be offering this bag as a class on Saturday December 5th as well. What a great gift for sewists, knitters, and also for people who carry things in bags.

The black doggie on linen fabric is Best Friends (one of my faves, even though it is missing the best dog in the universe - the greyhound!) and the solids below that are Robert Kaufman Montauk Twill in Deep Ocean, Robert Kaufman Cider Corduroy, and FreeSpirit Home Decor Weight Taupe Sateen. The possibilities are endless!

Winter Hours

Posted on November 08, 2015 by sarah grey | 0 Comments

I know it's not currently feeling very November-y in Boston, but we're still moving to Winter Hours starting November 15th. In other news, the SoWa Market is over for the season and thus Sunday parking should be easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy. 

There is also a big holiday to-do that our landlords are hosting, called Chrismukka, taking place on December 4th, 5th, & 6th. This festive event will bring a gigantic heated tent to our world full of first-rate artisans as well as FREEEEEEE PARKING!! WOOHOO!

If you're a crafter looking to hawk his or her wares, you can apply here

See you soon, sweet sewists!

We're Hiring!

Posted on November 03, 2015 by sarah grey | 0 Comments

Hello, sweet sewists! Sarah here with some exciting news: we're hiring!
  • We are seeking a person for full time sales who believes in sewing’s potential to empower and inspire all people. 
  • We are a small, independent fabric store in Boston’s South End that is passionate about bringing the joy of sewing to the world. We believe that creativity brings out the best in people and our mission is to foster a community of creative delight by supplying individuals with the tools and know-how to help them create their world.
  • As a full time employee, you will be responsible for daily operations in our fabric store, including monitoring inventory, packing and mailing orders, maintaining a bright, clean, and welcoming environment, and most importantly, empathy-based selling of fabric, sewing machines, patterns, and sewing supplies. We want an individual who can discuss the finer points of fabric selection with a diverse audience of crafters in a sometimes-hectic environment.
Please send a letter of interest, resume, and photos of three of your most recent sewing projects to Sarah.

    Spooky Speakeasy: Fifth Anniversary/Halloween Party

    Posted on October 22, 2015 by sarah grey | 0 Comments

    Hello, lovelies. I announced this on our mailing list, but was remiss about notifying the rest of the world! Silly me!

    We are having an anniversary party on October 30th and not only are you invited, but from 5pm until whenever we fall asleep you'll get 37% off one item. And not your least expensive item, either - your coolest, fanciest item. One cut of fabric counts as an item and sewing machines are on the menu, though their discount is a little different. If that's your bag, check the deets at the bottom of this post.
    The theme of this soiree is Spooky Speakeasy and while I'd love to see you in a thematically appropriate costume, I wouldn't mind seeing you out of it either! Hubba hubba! Just kidding. No nudity required. Come in a costume, come in normal clothes - just come see me if you can! I'll only be in town a couple of days and I can't say just how much I miss all of you. We'll have giveaways and prizes as well as snacks and deelishis beverages of both the alcoholic and non-alcoholic varieties to entice you into my lair.

    Machine deets: During the party (starting at 5pm), all sewing machines are 30% off MSRP, whether they're floor models or special orders. That's a hefty discount!!

    The Wren Dress

    Posted on October 20, 2015 by sarah grey | 0 Comments

    October is turning out to be a pretty amazing month for knits. First, Cashmerette's Appleton, now Colette's Wren
    Wren is a surplice top dress with sleeved and sleeveless variations as well as straight or full skirt options. It's a sweet little number *and* a hot little number all in one! I am on a bamboo jersey kick and the first picture looks a lot like our dusty mauve bamboo jersey -  what a great daytime option. Or, make it in a black ponte and be prepared to hit the town!
    Wren is great for skill building, too. In this pattern, you'll learn to work with knit fabrics, use a twin needle to hem knits, and (for the full skirt option) gather a skirt with clear elastic.
    I think that I'm going to extend the sleeve to a 3/4 length, which is my personal favorite sleeve length of all time. It would also look smashing with a full long skirt. I'm picturing a dashing cellist rocking some bamboo jersey at a holiday performance.
    What fabric do you think you will choose, sweet sewists? Does this strike you as more of a daytime or a nighttime dress?

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