Welcome to Sew Right, the base camp for women (and a few men) who like to sew.
The venerable Millcreek store has seen several generations of children and adults learn the art of needle and thread. Stacie Henry purchased Sew Right this month, and she says, “I’m excited to invest in our community and continue having such a great creative outlet.”
One aspect that will remain constant is the advice given by master teacher LaPriel Fagg. LaPriel has been with Sew Right for 30 years and has sewn costumes, bridal wear and quilts. “I just can’t have idle hands. This isn’t work, it’s playing all day long.”
LaPriel also oversees Sew Right’s evening sewing circles, where women create projects and friendships one stitch at a time. “Some of the women started coming to class when they were in their thirties, and now they are in their sixties. They all became such good friends,” says LaPriel.
“She prevents us from whining,” laughs Becci Webb, a sewing circle member for 10 years. “When we want to quit, she says no!”
Sew Right will be hosting summer sewing camps for kids, and will continue to provide high quality sewing and quilting supplies. One could not expect less from a store that has as its motto, “The goal is not to live forever, but to create something that will.”
Sew Right is at 2037 East 3300 South. Open M-F, 10 am-5 pm; Sat 10 am-4 pm. Evening classes are available.