TheSewingFool

The Sewing Fool- Unique and Cool Tshirts

Lake Orion, Michigan 905 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars (233)

TheSewingFool

The Sewing Fool- Unique and Cool Tshirts

Lake Orion, Michigan | 905 Sales

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    Monique

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    Monique

    Announcement    I have this little boy. He is tall and very funny. I have had a hard time finding cute, creative and unique tshirts for him that are also age appropriate.

    So I decided to design some boy friendly tshirts with him in mind. You'll find the results here. There a few girly designs thrown in just for fun.

    If you'd like to view some photos from my portfolio you can at my blog http://thesewingfool.blogspot.com/
    or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheSewingFool

    I welcome the opportunity for custom work. I'd love to work with you to create the garment you've been envisioning. Just click on this link to start a conversation (convo) with me. http://www.etsy.com/shop_alchemy.php?user_id=7485149

    I look forward to sharing my designs with you.
    Monique

    ****Follow shop updates on my blog and Facebook***
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    Last updated on Dec 29, 2017

    I have this little boy. He is tall and very funny. I have had a hard time finding cute, creative and unique tshirts for him that are also age appropriate.

    So I decided to design some boy friendly tshirts with him in mind. You'll find the results here. There a few girly designs thrown in just for fun.

    If you'd like to view some photos from my portfolio you can at my blog http://thesewingfool.blogspot.com/
    or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheSewingFool

    I welcome the opportunity for custom work. I'd love to work with you to create the garment you've been envisioning. Just click on this link to start a conversation (convo) with me. http://www.etsy.com/shop_alchemy.php?user_id=7485149

    I look forward to sharing my designs with you.
    Monique

    ****Follow shop updates on my blog and Facebook***
    https://www.facebook.com/TheSewingFool
    http://thesewingfool.blogspot.com/


    Check out these other great stores...
    My cousin knits the cutest hats, elslow5.etsy.com
    My mother has many artistic endeavors multimediabuyingrid.etsy.com

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    About TheSewingFool

    Sales 905
    On Etsy since 2009

    I think I sewed my first button on when I was 6. I remember sitting on my parents bed as my mother showed me how. I had a small, plastic, pink, Barbie sewing machine that I got for Christmas at about that age. It came with a Barbie size dress dummy and pattern pieces. The machine never worked so very well, but I did cut many a pattern pieces out and some I taped together and others I did a simple running stitch to keep them together. Of course I also took just random scraps of fabric and tied them around my dolls. My mother being an upholsterer by trade and a seamstress for the love of sewing there were always scraps of fabric to play with.

    As I grew up I learned a lot from my mother and by trial and error on how to create clothes. I remember using old curtains as dress up clothes, they were great you could run a drawstring thru the top opening and have skirts or capes or whatever you could imagine. In the 6th grade I took a sewing class. My project was a simple t-shirt nightgown with big patch pockets. By High School I was making myself all kinds of clothes. I loved the nights when I didn't have anything to wear the next day so I just made something. I didn't really use commercial patterns at this point. We did when it came time for the prom dress, but even then we changed the design of the pattern.

    So I started college out of High School as many do. At one point school was getting to be too expensive and I really didn't know what I wanted to do so I dropped out and got a job. I started working at a chain fabric store on the sales floor. I worked for that company for 6 years in that time I worked from that sales floor position to supervisor and then into the manager training program and finally I was a manager for one of the Detroit area stores. My favorite time of year was Halloween and helping customers figure out how to make the costumes they were envisioning. I left the fabric store to go back to school now knowing what I wanted to do.

    I enrolled at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI.. They have an excellent program for Fashion Design and Merchandising. You can follow either the Design or Merchandising path, I chose Design. I graduated in May of 2009 Summa Cum Laude.

    Which brings me to now. I opened my store in June 2009 and am looking forward to the opportunities it holds.

    Thank you for reading this far. Now you know how I came to love design and sewing.

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    • Monique

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      Designer, Seamstress, Artist, Wife, Mama, So many hats to wear.

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