Sewing Studios: The New It Spot for Crafters

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First it was stitch-and-bitch knitting sessions—now, sewing circles are the rage among domestic artists. To accommodate Seattle’s social seamstresses, many local fabric shops are opening sewing studios, replete with high-end machines and notions, as hubs of support and creative camaraderie. Ali Brownrigg of Seattle Magazine writes:


Savvy crafters looking for hip fabrics already head to Drygoods Design, Keli Faw’s hidden Ballard Avenue gem, for its inspiring inventory—and now they can get to work in Make Do Mend (5308 Ballard Ave. NW, Studio 1; 206-535-6950), her newly opened studio space. Tucked behind Drygoods in a charming old apartment, Make Do Mend is perfect for sewers of all levels who need more space or want to take a class. Faw designed the space to be an inspiring place to work. “It’s nicer than home, but at the same time, it feels like home,” she says.

Find more places to get your sew on over at Seattle Magazine.

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