Lori's Profile

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Life is a beautiful journey...

Sewing has always been a passion for me. When I was young, about 8, I started sewing. My Mom (now, a retired Home Economics teacher) taught me a few things to start. Then, I was in 4-H & had a class or two with an instructor to complete projects for the county fair. Mom was always there to encourage me, show me a few tricks & always teach me something new. In Junior High, I was making clothes for myself & gifts for my friends. In High School, I was helping my Home Ecomonics teacher during classes - she'd send kids to see me when the line at her desk got too long. I've continued sewing ever since. In college & ever after I've helped friends & family with hems or clothing repairs, made valences or draperies, & gifts for any holiday or special event you can imagine & more.

My biggest passion in sewing began a few years ago -…

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  • Female
  • Born on January 10
  • Joined December 2, 2008

Favorite materials

Vintage tablecloths, Vintage neck ties, damasks, linens, barkcloth, She with the most fabric in her stash wins

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About

Life is a beautiful journey...

Sewing has always been a passion for me. When I was young, about 8, I started sewing. My Mom (now, a retired Home Economics teacher) taught me a few things to start. Then, I was in 4-H & had a class or two with an instructor to complete projects for the county fair. Mom was always there to encourage me, show me a few tricks & always teach me something new. In Junior High, I was making clothes for myself & gifts for my friends. In High School, I was helping my Home Ecomonics teacher during classes - she'd send kids to see me when the line at her desk got too long. I've continued sewing ever since. In college & ever after I've helped friends & family with hems or clothing repairs, made valences or draperies, & gifts for any holiday or special event you can imagine & more.

My biggest passion in sewing began a few years ago - I just LOVE all things in vintage fabrics! I search estate sales, garage sales & thrift stores for damasks, linens, barkcloth, tablecloths, etc. In reflection, I've probably grown to love these items because of the wonderful relations I had with my Grandparents. My Grandmother, a graduate of Beauty School here in Minneapolis, had once taken the trolleys to & from classes & around town. She was always a very fashion conscious person with an eye for color! In fact, it's her photo as a young beautiful woman on my store banner!

I love "thinking outside the box" so to speak, taking old fabrics & reusing them in a new & creative way. They hold so many memories. I only cut up damaged items, using the best parts for my projects. All fabrics & neck ties I use are laundered &/or professionally dry cleaned. I also like to use up leftover fabrics & such from other projects - my way of helping to recycle.

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