Sew’n Save of Racine, Wisconsin – Road Trip
Can it be considered a “road trip” when the shop is only a few miles from home? I’m not sure of the PC version of a road trip, but this shop is worth talking about. ~smile~ That shop is Sew’n Save of Racine and Elmwood Fabric Gallery in Wisconsin. Many moons ago, it was where I purchased my first sewing machine. That is Lily and I introduced you to her near the start of this blog. Now we invested in an eXellence 730Pro by Elna. Here is Jim who helped us pick out just the perfect machine and cabinets:
The Heart of Sew’n Save
The shop has oodles of Janome and Elna sewing machines set up to try your hand on. They also sell a variety of cabinets and chairs, along with all the normal accouterments that you would expect. Connected to the sewing area is a very large classroom area that is separate and can hold quite a few participants. Their class offerings are diverse and frequent. Bus trips as well as community support projects are also on their calendar. Lastly, they also offer a repair service for machines, which I have used upon (Lily needed new feed dogs).
On the other side of the shop is Elmwood Fabric Gallery.
They offer a full compliment of fabrics including batiks, many precuts and hundreds/thousands (?? lots anyway!) of bolts. They also have many patterns to tempt you, and models to draw you in. I love that ribbon table runner above – I think we need to make that for sure. We also found some projects that our new baby-to-be may definitely need sooner than later:
Sew ‘n Save offers their specials via email – one of their specials for frequent buyers is a bag sale. If you bring in the Sew ‘n Save bag, you receive a percentage off your purchase. The shop offers convenient hours for both shopping and classes, so should you find yourself in Racine, Wisconsin or near it you must stop in. Racine isn’t just for kringle or Johnson Wax any longer! Stop in and tell them Sue and Roseanne sent you. ~smile~