|Hello all you wonderful sewists! I hope you're all doing well. Though we both enjoyed our time in Pheonix, Ross and I are happy to be home. We got our hands on the new Pfaff Creative Icon 2 and can't wait to share it with you. One of these beautiful machines is on it's way here and should be in the store in the next few days We also have one of the new Creative Embellishment tools that applies beads, yarn, cording and ribbon to your embroidery.
I have to say, spending time with all the Pfaff enthusiasts and educators reminded me of my love for clothing construction. I love quilting and will always love that creative outlet, but garment construction is where I started sewing. I even designed and made my wedding dress 37 years ago. Here are some of the amazing garments created by Pfaff Educators.
Yes, that's a burlap skirt with butterflies embroidered all over it.
SVP (Singer/Viking/Pfaff) is working on a breakthrough technology to reinvent how we purchase clothing patterns and cut the pieces. The tool is called DITTO and projects the pattern pieces onto the fabric from a projector mounted above a table. We'll be able to purchase patterns online, enter many (I think I heard about 32) points of measurement to ensure a perfect fit and even change design features all on our tablets or computers before cutting a single pattern piece. I was really excited about this. It is still in development and they are hoping for a launch this fall.
|I do have a special announcement here. SVP has developed a special line of sewing machines and I decided to bring these exciting machines into our store. The Singer Elite line is a dealer-exclusive group of 3 machines: a mechanical sewing, computerized sewing and serger machines. I asked my rep why I should sell these machines and this is what he showed me.
These are great little machines, each priced less than $500. I've received everything in this picture except the display rack and the computerized machines. I can't wait to share these with you.
|Sew Fab In-House Retreat is this weekend. Thank you to all who have signed up. We're full for Friday and Saturday and still have some openings for Sunday. Let me know if you'd like to join us on Sunday.
ANNOUNCEMENT: I am now an OESD Partner Affiliate. This means that you can purchase your OESD embroidery products through me. I just have one more step to finish before I can post a link on my website that will allow you to purchase these items online - I'll include the link in my next newsletter so you can save it.
There are a few days left of the 20% off sale. Stop in and let's talk about the BERNINA that's perfect for you.
April is National Overlocker Month and has BERNINA got a great deal! If you're considering adding an overlocker/serger to your collection of machines, this is a great time to do that. Gifts with BERNINA machine purchase include a roller bag and a Laurastar lift.
If you're not familiar with the Laurastar system of steam ironing, let me tell you it's amazing! Check it out here: https://www.laurastar.com/.
The Bernette 64 air-threading serger will be $999 - a great price for an air threading machine.
|Wednesday, March 30, 6:00-8:00pm: Precision Piecing Session 3. If you're signed up for this class, please be sure to bring your booklet because we're going to give you an updated one. We have a new technique to share with you that will make your lives a little easier when making half-square triangles. Looking forward to seeing you.
Thursday, March 31, Noon-5:00: Sit 'N Sew. I missed you all last week - can't wait to catch up with you all!
Friday-Sunday, April 1-3, 9:00am - 7:00pm: Sew Fab In-House Retreat SPRING! This is going to be so much fun!
Thanks for reading to the end. Have a good week!
600 Romence Road, Ste 130 (in the Hillside Center)
Portage, MI 49024
VIRTUAL TOUR: https://goo.gl/maps/SgXsRD12dAa1NU4s5
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.