Saturday, November 13, 2010

Sponsor Spotlight: Stitch-N-Lounge

This past fall Etsy Dallas member, Kelly Van Voltenburg of Banana Showcase, opened up Stitch-n-Lounge, a sewing boutique located in Cedar Hill offering modern designer fabrics, patterns, notions, and sewing classes. Says Kelly about sewing, "Even though people think I have expert sewing skills now that I own a fabric boutique I started out sewing simple pillows and pillowcases just like everyone else. Those are great beginning projects that give you a sense of accomplishment."

Kelly spent the four years prior to opening Stitch-n-Lounge selling handmade purses and accessories. She was inspired by the new trendy fabrics but had trouble finding a place to buy them. Shoppers would often tell her how they would love to sew if they could find a hip place to buy modern fabrics. "It was then that I realized there was a true need for a modern fabric boutique in my area," says Kelly.

After attending a recent Quilt Market where fabric and pattern designers debut their new fabrics and pattern lines, Kelly found lots of new things to buy for the store, which will be arriving in the next few months. Stitch-n-Lounge will also be getting sewing machines for people to take lessons and rent during open Sewing Lounge sessions.

We are proud to partner with Kelly and Stitch-n-Lounge, a top sponsor of the 3rd Annual Jingle Bash!

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