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Vintage Sewing Patterns, Fabric, Sewing Notions, & Collectible Treasures.

Hi and welcome to my shop, The Sewing Gin. My name is Ginger and I am from the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks, MO. My love for sewing started at an early age with the help of my Grandmother and Mother.

I received my degree in H.E. and Business from Kansas State University and went to work for The Singer Co. as fabric dept. manager. Later I became Regional Sewing Educator and travelled 7 states, training sewing teachers, developing classes, and doing fashion shows. I had a wonderful baby boy and couldn’t travel anymore, so opened my own Singer dealership and fabric store. The name: The Sewing Gin. I loved it. Being my own boss and doing what I loved.

Five years later decided to get out of the rat race an…

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  • Female
  • Born on February 25
  • Joined June 1, 2010

Favorite materials

suede leather, velvet, velours, hawaiian prints

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Vintage Sewing Patterns, Fabric, Sewing Notions, & Collectible Treasures.

Hi and welcome to my shop, The Sewing Gin. My name is Ginger and I am from the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks, MO. My love for sewing started at an early age with the help of my Grandmother and Mother.

I received my degree in H.E. and Business from Kansas State University and went to work for The Singer Co. as fabric dept. manager. Later I became Regional Sewing Educator and travelled 7 states, training sewing teachers, developing classes, and doing fashion shows. I had a wonderful baby boy and couldn’t travel anymore, so opened my own Singer dealership and fabric store. The name: The Sewing Gin. I loved it. Being my own boss and doing what I loved.

Five years later decided to get out of the rat race and live a simpler life so moved to the Ozarks to run a resort and marina. It was fun for awhile, but not my first love. A lot of work and not much money. I started sewing home décor crafts and selling them wholesale to the country stores at the lake. After hundreds of teddy bears, chair cushions, placemats, etc. decided I needed to get back in touch with the world, so became a realtor.

Twenty years later, I decided to retire and get back to my first love, sewing. One problem, I decided I don’t have enough years left on earth to get all I have accumulated sewn up, and they say you can’t take it with you.

I was so happy to find Etsy and there was a market for vintage sewing items and new handmade items. The Sewing Gin is reborn again. I will be continually adding items, so check back regularly to see what I’ve decided to let go or sewn anew. I still love it all and I hope you will find something you can love too.

Also see me here:
http://flickr.com/photos/sewinggin
http://pinterest.com/sewinggin/

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