Stitch & Sew Studio: West Seattle Fabric Company expansion almost ready to officially open

(Photos by WSB co-publisher Patrick Sand)
Though Stitch & Sew Studio – the new southern sibling of West Seattle Fabric Company – doesn’t formally open until an open house next weekend (more on that shortly), proprietor Monica Skov opened the doors today for its first group event, a general meeting of the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild, followed by their sew-in.

While the quilters brought their own machines, Monica says the studio’s own machines are arriving within days. We first told you two months ago about her plan for the former Emerald Spiral space – not a retail outlet to duplicate WSFC headquarters at 2210 California SW in The Admiral District, but instead a comfortable space for classes, sew-ins, and other events. (“Not fussy,” as Monica puts it.)

The back section of the studio space north of Morgan Junction has a cozy living-room feel. And it’s where you’ll find the entrance to a restroom that is, as Monica promised it would be, fabulous – plum walls, art, and a chandelier!

Also in the back, there’s a lighting fixture that looks custom, though Monica reveals it’s from IKEA:

Out front, the studio’s facade is topped by a color scheme you will recognize from the front of the WSFC store:

But – aside from looking at the faces of the quilters who were there today – you can’t see the most important features: The fact that Stitch & Sew Studio is intended as a “happy, positive” place for activities, events, and education. Not just for sewing/quilting experts, Monica stresses – they’ll have something for everyone, beginners through experts (the quilters there today included many of the latter, such as West Seattle-based Emily Cier – check out her books on the right sidebar of her site).

The open house next weekend is set for 11 am-4 pm Saturday, October 13th, and noon-3 pm Sunday, October 14th. Monica has set up a new Facebook page just for Stitch & Sew Studio (which is at 5910 California SW) – you can “like” it here (as well as checking out Monica’s own photos of the S&S Studio transformation).

11 Replies to "Stitch & Sew Studio: West Seattle Fabric Company expansion almost ready to officially open"

  • nichole October 6, 2012 (9:11 pm)

    I REALLY want to take sewing lessons! Please, please, please basic sewing for the uncraftly on a weeeknight around 7pm I will pay and soak up every tid bit of info!

  • Laura S October 6, 2012 (11:28 pm)

    Congratulations, Monica–it looks GREAT!!

  • Susie October 6, 2012 (11:33 pm)

    Congrats Monica. This looks like a great space

  • Valerie October 7, 2012 (7:21 am)

    Congratulations, Monica, I can’t wait to get over there & start sandwiching all the finished quilt tops I have sitting around ;~)

  • A October 7, 2012 (7:44 am)

    It should be called stitch and bitch. That’s what my step-mom calls it when she and the ladies get together.

  • K October 7, 2012 (7:48 am)

    Looks fabulous Monica! My daughter can’t wait to take a beginning kids class.

  • Anne October 7, 2012 (9:11 am)

    Can’t wait to come check it out next weekend and sign up for a class. Enough of kids soccer games, time to do something for myself. Congrats Monica!

  • PB&J Textiles October 7, 2012 (10:28 am)

    VERY Well Done! We refer customers all the time to the fabric shop, and now we have another place to refer people to! This type of space is so much needed! And for anyone that says they cannot sew, you must go try it! Best way to end a busy day ever.

  • Michelle R-R October 7, 2012 (8:11 pm)

    Yay, so exciting! And another vote for offering beginning sewing classes. I’d love to be able to sew some simple dresses for my little girl (before she’s hits the teen years!)

  • Sandie October 8, 2012 (2:14 pm)

    It’s a lovely, welcoming space, and we were so lucky and grateful to Monica for sharing it with the guild. Congrats on a wonderful new addition to the West Seattle community!

  • katie October 9, 2012 (9:21 am)

    Thanks for having us Monica. The space is fabulous!

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