A new do-it-yourself shop is moving into downtown Greenwood. Made Sewing Studio, 8408 Greenwood Ave. N., will charge sewers an hourly fee to use the shop’s array of sewing equipment — from dress forms and cutting tables to sewing machines and sergers — while staff provides help if needed.
Made is moving into the spot formerly occupied by Steven Cole Salon. It plans to open Nov. 1.
Made Sewing Studio is between The Pig ‘n Whistle and Cobblestone Furniture.
The shop also will have a fabric store and “stash” consignment area, where “fabric hoarders” can unload some of the material overwhelming their sewing room at home.
“Sewing can be a lonely sport, so I’m looking forward to providing a place for people to gather and learn and sew together — without having to lug a sewing machine to a friend’s house or sew on the living room floor,” Owner Carisa Brunner said in a press release.
Brunner learned to sew at the age of 8. She attended the London College of Fashion’s graduate program, then spent one season working in the Seattle Repertory Theatre costume and craft department. She then received her Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Seattle University.
Brunner wants Made Sewing Studio to be a resource for sewers and crafters of all skill levels. The store will offer a wide range of classes, including: Intimates: Fancy Panties; Knits: Day to Evening Vest; Patternless Sewing: The Maxi Dress; Fabric Basics; Alterations; Fitting Basics; Fashion Styling and Accessorizing; Jean Sew Along; Home Made: Gumdrop Pillows; and Kid Made: Masks Workshop for children 6 and up.