You may have noticed this about me, but I love to sew. I’m obsessive about it, and can actually be kind of annoying about it as well, talking about it all the time and trying to get everyone I know to sew as well. One of things people mention as an obstacle when I try and get them to start sewing, is the lack of sewing machine. Well, there are two options to deal with that problem!
1. If I know you, you are welcome to come over and use one of my two machines!
2. If I don’t know you, you can go to the Sewing Cafe!
Honfleur Home, a new incarnation of a store full of lovely things in Silver Spring, has added sewing machine lab hours to their offerings! It’s a brilliant idea – for those of you who want to dabble a bit without committing to purchasing a machine, this is your place! They also have sewing classes if you want some instruction (another great source for sewing classes: G Street Fabrics, my fave local fabric store). They use Baby Locks at Honfleur and Berninas at G Street…both excellent, lovely, beautiful machines that are a joy to use.
Now that you have a place to sew and a place to get tips (not to mention two excellent sources of beautiful fabric…they sell Marimekko at Honfleur!!!), now you need something to make, yes? Well, soon I will be able to help you with that too. I’m working on a few tutorials for simple sewn accessories that are perfect for beginner sewers. Look for them next month, after I have time to recover from the Richmond and Raleigh shows! Luckily, sewing is fun, useful, and therapeutic all year ’round. In the mean time, head over to Honfleur or G Street to learn the basics. Have fun!