Sunday, January 20, 2013

Drygoods Design + Make*Do*Mend

Clearly I've moved to Seattle at the right time. With several new fabric stores and sewing studios, all signs point to much more sewing in my life and I couldn't be happier. On Saturday we visited Dry Goods Design fabric store and the new Make Do and Mend studio space in Ballard. The fabric store is quaint but brimming with beautifully curated fabrics and patterns. I bought a few yards of organic cotton denim that I'm thinking of trying on one of my Megan Nielsen patterns. The Make Do Mend sewing studio is in a separate space down the hall from the fabric store and is the perfect size for 6-8 sewers. From the looks of it, they also have sewing machines for use/rent as well. 
I noticed they have some classes coming up with the Wiksten Tova tank dress that could be the perfect time to try out this space. 
Over all though you can tell that the owners just get it. Both the store and the studio have cool but not cutesy design touches. When you buy your fabric, it's tied up in baker's twine and a colorful pixi stix is placed on top. Nice touch. Makes you excited about your purchase and even more excited to come back and buy a few more things.

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