A news blog for Seattle's Phinney Ridge and Greenwood neighborhoods


Made Sewing Studio and Mori Sushi on 85th broken into early Saturday

June 13th, 2017 by Doree

Made Sewing Studio owner Carisa Brunner tells me her business and Mori Sushi, both at 101 N. 85th St., were broken into about 5 a.m. Saturday. Made’s door was broken into with a crowbar. Surveillance video shows the thief rifling through her desk and closets and stealing a television. The man then went downstairs and stole Mori’s cash register.

Police found the building’s front door open and the back door propped open. The thief also cut the cable television lines, apparently thinking they were for the surveillance cameras.

These two short videos show the thief wearing a makeshift mask. If anyone recognizes him or has any information, please call Seattle Police and reference case number 17-208097.

→ No CommentsTags: , , ,

Made Sewing Studio hosting ‘Craftsy’ community gathering Thursday night

January 23rd, 2012 by Doree

Made Sewing Studio at 8408 Greenwood Ave. N. is one of the many places hosting a worldwide “Craftsy” party on Thursday night. Craftsy is on online crafting community which hosts classes and neighborhood gatherings in hundreds of cities.

Made Sewing Studio Owner Carisa Brunner says she’s expecting more than 40 people at her shop from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday. Everyone is encouraged to bring along their current projects, along with samples or pictures of recently completed projects. Any kind of crafting, from sewing to knitting or jewelry making, is welcome. Feel free to bring a snack or beverage to share with the group.

→ No CommentsTags: , , ,

Neighborhood news roundup

November 29th, 2011 by Doree

Here’s a roundup of news tidbits from the neighborhood.

The new Made Sewing Studio, at 8408 Greenwood Ave. N., is having a “Friday Night Holiday Shopping” on Dec. 16, where parents can drop off their kids (cost is $30/child) for a few hours so they can craft and play while parents go shopping or out for dinner.

Made is also hosting a “Winter Sew-Cation” during the last two weeks of December, with classes for kids and teens. Classes include: Fashion Design, DIY Animal Factory, Wallet Creation, Messenger Bag, and Leggings/Yoga pants.

All 58 Bartell Drugs locations, including Greenwood at 120 N. 85th St., are collecting new, unwrapped toys for the Salvation Army’s “Toy ‘n’ Joy” drive through Dec. 11.

“The need this year is especially great. While you’re out doing your holiday shopping, pick up a toy for the “Toy ‘N’ Joy” drive to make the holiday season brighter for deserving children,” George D. Bartell, Chairman and CEO of Seattle-based Bartell Drugs, said in a press release. “The generosity and support of our customers over the past seven years has been gratifying.”

Two Greenwood youth are performing in the Northwest Boychoir’s “A Festival of Lessons & Carols” at nine concerts from Dec. 9-21.

Juan Hillon, 10, and Madeleine Zeiler, 13, are part of the 90-member combined chorus of the Northwest Boychoir and Vocalpoint! Seattle.

Patterned after the Christmas Eve observance at King’s College in Cambridge, England, A Festival of Lessons & Carols has become a holiday tradition for thousands of families in the Puget Sound region. This classical performance consists of nine holiday readings, each followed by a traditional carol performed by the choir, and another carol sung by the choir and audience.

Photo courtesy of Northwest Boychoir.

The closest performance to our neighborhood is at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18 at St. Alphonsus Church, 5816 15th Ave. NW. in Ballard. Tickets for reserved seating at $24 for adults, $19 for seniors, and $14 for students. Check out the website for the full performance schedule. Advance tickets are available through the Northwest Choirs at 206-524-3234 or online at www.nwchoirs.org.

→ No CommentsTags: , ,

Made Sewing Studio now open in Greenwood

November 9th, 2011 by Doree

Made Sewing Studio opened at 8408 Greenwood Ave. N. last Friday. For an hourly fee, the do-it-yourself shop helps sewers and crafters with projects and offers the use of its sewing machines, cutting tables, dress forms, etc.

The shop also offers a variety of classes, from beginner to advanced, and has fabric for sale.

→ No CommentsTags:

Made Sewing Studio moving into Greenwood

October 19th, 2011 by Doree

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.

→ No CommentsTags: , ,