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Greetings from your friends at Sew Fabulous

Hello From Sew Fabulous,


It's great to be back in Michigan. As you may know, I was on vacation the last 2 weeks and lots has happened in the store since I was away. I have to send out a big "Thank You" to my staff who worked hard while I played.

1) My application for Pfaff has been approved and my opening order is in process. Since I haven't dealt with SVP before, I'm not sure what the turn around time will be for machines and accessories, but I'll keep you updated as things start to arrive.

2) Fabric - my staff was busy taking in new fabric including 100 shades of Shadow Blush, the whole line of Hexies from Tula Pink, and a bunch more yet to be checked in. I just love Scarlet Stitches from Henry Glass!

Shadow Blush  Shadow Blush

Shadow Blush Collection 

Hexies by Tula  Other new Fabrics


Many new products were introduced this year and we want to share what we learned.

More SDT unit information

New embroidery unit with Smart Drive Technology.   These will be available soon.  It has about a 55% performance improvement, a better stitch control and it's quieter.  WOW!   To take advantage of the new unit, you will need to apply updates to your

  • B 700* | B 720* | B 770 QE* | B 770 QE PLUS | B 790* | B 790 PLUS* 
  • B 880* | B 880 PLUS* 

The updates are available on the website at  If you need help, please make an appointment so someone will be available to help you.

The B770 machines will need to apply an upgrade that will be purchased. 

BERNINA Embroidery Software 9 is the newly developed software with the long time embroiderist and the BERNINA Software newbie in mind. It opens the door to outstanding and creative embroidery and is availale in two levels. And if you're ready for it, you can easily upgrade from Creator to DesignerPlus any time.

More Version 9 information

We will bring you more items as they become available.   Keep sewing.


Wednesday, July 21 - 1:00-4:00. Wool Applique Club: Led by Jan Kirkpatrick. Cost is $6. Sign up @ Wool Applique Club (

Thursday, July 22 - 12:00-5:00. Sit 'N Sew.
Bring a project or two. Bring a friend or two. Sit and share all afternoon. Cost $3 which can be applied to a purchase that day.

Friday, July 23 - 1:00-4:00. Embroidery Club - Focus on Introduction to Machine Embroidery.
Cost is $10. Sign up @ Sew Fab Embroidery Club Adventure ( Don't forget to bring:
* Sewing Machine with Embroidery Module
* Power Cord
* Machine Manual
* Hoops
* Designs on the machine or USB of designs
Also bring or plan to purchase:
* Test Fabric
* Thread - embroidery and bobbin
* Stabilizer
* Small scissors

Saturday, July 24 - Twister Introduction.
This class is led by Carol Melvin. Carol will take the mystery out of how Twisters work and will show you how to go from
this  to this

She'll even show you a fun way to quilt it quickly. Cost is $34.95, this includes the 'Lil Twister template which will be used in the store. This will be a fun class so sing up today @ Twister Introduction ( (Note, if you already have the 'Lil Twister template, give me a call and we'll adjust the price of the class for you. 269-459-1725)


We are going to be celebrating our opening with a 10-day event. There will be sales, demos, drawings and more. Be sure to stop in and check everything out. 

Hope to see you all soon.

Heidi and Staff

sewing, quilting, sewing machines, repair, classes
600 Romence Road, Ste 130 (in the Hillside Center)
Portage, MI 49024
(269) 459-1725

From I-94W take Exit 76, stay left to go south on Westnedge Ave.
Turn right on Romence Rd.
Turn right into the Hillside Center drive, just past the mall entrance on Romence Road.