Monday, November 24, 2014

Sew L.A.'s 2nd Annual Holiday Bazaar!

Please join us on Friday, Dec. 5th from 3 - 9pm for our Second Annual Holiday Bazaar! It's an evening filled with crafty fun, fantastic local vendors and cookies & cider for all. I have also been testing German spiced wine recipes (tough job) to serve a little later in the evening - mighty tasty!

We'll have sewing stations set up for some free crafts: make a card with fabric scraps or learn to sew a mini flying geese garland like the ones in our window. There will also be make & take kits and demos for mini-loom coasters and embroidered leather bracelets! 

Here's a preview of some of the local vendors that will be participating - all items are handmade right here in Los Angeles by the people who are selling them to you!

Charlie from Minor Thread will have handmade sachets, teas and mulling spices!

Mary will be selling her hand sewn clothes for boys and girls!

Wendy from Green Girl Art will have a selection of plushies and wall art!

Iris will have some lovely handmade jewelry for sale!

Elinor from Krank Press will be selling her gorgeous notecards, journals and calendars!

Ms. Molly will have aprons for adults & kids and table linens made from beautiful batiks and mudcloth!

Rebecca will have luxurious silk rayon infinity scarves and small leather items!

Tonie will have a selection of bags and wallets along with this gorgeous child's coat!

Our make & takes are scheduled on the hour as follows:
3pm: Shaerie sets you up on a mini loom to weave coasters - $2 for the yarn kit
4pm: Robert Mahar will show you how to wrap candy cane ornaments - free!
5pm: Haley demos embroidering on leather bracelets - $10 for the kit
6pm: Mr. Mahar helps you create beautiful pom pom ornaments - free!
7pm: Shaerie is back with the mini looms - $2 for yarn
8pm: Mr. Mahar returns with the lovely pom poms! - free
All demos are on a first come, first served basis. We'll have extra kits & supplies too, if you want to keep practicing what you learn!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Shop Hours for November and December

The holiday season is now upon us! Sew L.A. will be closed on TUESDAYS in November and December 2014 - if you are scheduled for a class on Tuesday it will still be happening and you'll be able to get your supplies. All other days of the week we'll be open our normal business hours (11am - 6pm) with the following exceptions:

closed November 27th
hours on Nov. 28th: 9am - 6pm - Black Friday SALE
hours on Dec. 5th: 11am - 3pm - Sew L.A. Holiday Bazaar from 3pm - 9pm
closed Dec. 24th - 26th
closed Dec. 31st and Jan. 1st

'Tis also the season for last minute gifts! If you find yourself in a bind, check out our calendar for upcoming crafty classes:

Quilted Patchwork Throw - Thurs 11/6
Hand Embroidery - Sun 11/9
Macrame Wall Hanging - Sat 11/15
Handy Oven Mitt - Sat 11/23
Box Zip Bags - Thurs 12/4
Quilted Patchwork Throw - Mon 12/8
Handy Oven Mitt - Thurs 12/11 

On Friday December 5th, we'll be having our second annual Holiday Bazaar right here at Sew L.A.! It's a mellow evening to hang out with local craftspeople, drink some warm cider & eat cookies, participate in some holiday crafts and be generally festive. 

We are currently taking submissions from local crafters who would like table space - here are the details!

- goods for sale must be handmade by the vendor who lives in the Los Angeles area
- tables are $30 each (approx 22" x 45") with no extra charge for garment racks. In lieu of the fee, you can choose to donate an item for auction!
- email a few pictures of your work and a brief bio of yourself to and we'll take it from there.
- deadline for submissions is Nov. 13 at 6pm.

Everyone else - mark your calendars! It's going to be a fun & crafty evening!