Patrick Robinson
Greg and Monica Skov (with daughter Olivia) are the owners of West Seattle Fabric Company and the new Stitch and Sew Studio at 5910 California Ave. s.w. The new space will let them conduct classes, hold events and even rent out the space for parties or gatherings as time permits. On the wall is a quilt by West Seattle artist Emily Crier whose company is Carolina Patrick.

West Seattle Fabrics set to open Stitch and Sew Studio Oct. 13 & 14

The two year old West Seattle Fabric company in North Admiral owned and run by Monica and Greg Skov is expanding, south of the West Seattle Junction with a new space they call Stitch and Sew Studio. Located at 5910 California Ave. s.w the new space will permit them to do things their existing location was just too small to accommodate.

They will hold their grand opening on Oct. 13 and 14 and are offering special discounts off memberships and tuition for classes. They will be open 11am to 4pm on Saturday and 12pm to 3pm on Sunday.

Since the first part of August they've been busy transforming the space, laying a new Pergo floor, adding a service bar/counter in the back, repairing walls and adding light fixtures. They've also hung intricate quilts made by local seamstresses on the walls which emphasize the fabric arts theme of the space.

"We're going to do classes, events, children's birthday parties, women's night out, baby showers where they can come in and make gifts for their friend who's expecting. We'll have shows, and be able to showcase artists and have workshops.

The area in the back they call a "Stitching Lab" has a large wrap around couch that is meant for people to use for embroidery or for gatherings.

"The thing I've noticed is that we all don't have enough space in our homes to have big events so this is a nice way for women to get together." They will rent it for $20 per hour during the week.

They won't be selling fabric in the new space to avoid competing with their existing business, but they will have, "a small amount of notions for people who are completing projects," said Monica, " thread, needles, batting for example."

Already set to go are classes for kids like

  • Sew Fun! Afterschool Sewing Club
  • Kid's Camp Sewing Workshop
  • Private Sewing Lessons for kids
  • Kid's Sewing Parties

And for adults:

  • Quilting with Katie Pederson
  • Beginning Quilting with Julie Moberly
  • Sewing Basics with Monica
  • Open Sewing

They will also help with some simple alteration services like zippers, buttons, hemming, but go beyond that with Quilt Binding and even custom sewing projects.

You can learn more by visiting them online at www.westseattlefabriccompany.com or on Facebook.

You can call them at 206-257-1083

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