Saturday, January 30, 2010

February's Newsletter

Yasou Sewers!

Wow, is it February already? What happened to January? I have been super excited with all that’s happening at the store; birthday parties, 4H sewers, Do-It-Green Minnesota and lots of classes!

I expect February will be just as fun starting with a birthday party for Peggy & Rachel who are turning 30 this year! Happy Birthday girls! A little known fact about Rachel; she is a contributor to the “One Yard Wonders” book. Her designs can be found on page 201 and 214 of the book! You go girl!

Mark your calendars for Feb 13 when I will host a “Sewing for Haiti” event at the store from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All items will be sent directly to Haiti to the Project Eden ( team members. As you know a vast majority of the victims of the earthquake literally lost everything! How comforting would it be for them to receive a shirt, skirt, blanket or tote made with love as they rebuild their lives. So come for the day or come for a few hours! Whatever you make will be greatly appreciated. I have put information on, and Sewtropolis’ Facebook page. I will continue to add more information as I get it. If you can’t come that day please consider making a donation of fabric, notions or money to help off-set the cost of shipment.

The kid classes continue to be a big hit! Some of the sewers are finishing up their second projects, as they get more comfortable using the sewing machines you can see a definite improvement. February’s kid sewing classes are just about full, but still plenty of room in March’s classes. Sign up early to reserve your spot!

Speaking of classes, February is the last month in which I’ll offer the Apron, Baby Blanket, Wristlet and Zippered pouches classes. If you’ve wanted to take these classes now is the time, as starting in March I won’t offer them for the next 4 months.

Here is the list of February’s classes:

3 Sewing Essentials

4 Pajama Bottoms

6 Tote Bag

9 Zippered Pouches

10 Yoga Bag

12 Sewing Essential for Teens

17 Sewing Essentials

18 Wristlet

20 Apron

23 Short Sleeve Top

24 Baby Blanket

27 Sewing Essentials

I received a few more bolts of fabric from the following lines/designers; Dolce from Tanya Whelan, Hope Valley by Denyse Schmidt, Nicey Jane by Heather Bailey and a few more solids from the Amy Butler collection. Check out the Facebook page for pictures!

Don’t forget you can find Sewtropolis on FaceBook, at and of course!

Happy sewing!


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