Sunday, November 1, 2015

Our Closing Auction and a Glimpse of the Future

A huge thank you goes out to everyone who attended our last pop-up shop and liquidation sale on Oct. 25th! We had a great day and covered all of our overhead for the last month of being open. Yesterday - October 31st - was our last day of classes and we were lucky enough to have some great students in our final Machine Intro who are now charged with taking up the sewing torch and running with it. And another thank you to Ripley, who took time out of her busy schedule fighting aliens to come teach class. 

On Saturday November 7th, 2015 we will hold a public auction at Sew L.A. to sell off all of our machines, tools, furniture, fixtures and miscellany. I'd love for the people who are interested in something specific to get a good shot at it without waiting around all day, so below I have a schedule for the day of what will be sold and when. There is A LOT of stuff and I'll be wielding the hammer myself, if I don't lose my voice by the end of the day! Here's the deal:

11am - 1pm: 
Remainder of stock, misc. supplies, random made stuff, class and workshop items. This includes our Kids Camp bin with all the patterns, leather tooling stuff, classroom looms, leftover Machine Intro bag fabric, a box of leather bracelets, the framed fabric in the bathroom and a bunch of stuff made by me that I don't have room for.

2pm - 4pm:
Machines and Tools - five Viking Scandinavia 100s, one Viking Classica 105, seven Janome MS5027PRs with walking feet, four Janome MyLock 634Ds, three Rowenta irons, 4 ironing boards, all the pressing equipment, classroom tools including Gingher shears and magnetic pincushions.

5pm - 7pm:
Furniture and Fixtures: sewing related and shop related. Pattern cabinet, giant thread cabinet, custom built wooden cutting tables (two ginormous and one human size), a lot of sturdy IKEA stuff like 8 cube and 4 cube Ektorp shelves with wheels, 3 Billy bookcases modified to fit fabric bolts, lots and lots of chairs. Shop stuff includes two Billy bookcases with glass doors, two giant white slat wall pieces with hooks, various display stuff, display mannequins, a stand whiteboard, a couch with two washable turquoise covers,  a million button tubes, microwave / fridge, a register stand, an industrial dolly and a lot more.

And at 7pm, I'd love to have a glass of champagne with anyone who wants to show up!

Once again, that's Saturday November 7th, from 11 - 7pm at 3153 Glendale Blvd. 90039. We'll accept cash and cards! 

Please don't email or call in advance of the auction to have us hold items (certainly do if you have questions) as we all feel this is the most fair way to get stuff to people. And although we expect there will be tons of great deals, to be honest we need all the money we can get from this to pay all the debt accumulated over the past 9 years.

After the auction, I'll be taking a few weeks to settle into my new routine, and we'll be re-launching the website by the end of November with Sew L.A. patterns (retail and wholesale) and kits and some fun and useful items for your sewing pleasure. We'll be carrying notions required by our patterns (cotton strapping, bodkins etc.) and also some great hard-to-find basics. I have three new patterns in the works (a skirt and two dresses!) and have been more than inspired by my computer drafting class to start in on a bunch more. And I'm excited to see what the next few months and the new year will bring! I love new beginnings...



Leah said...

Sorry to see the store go, but you will still be a sewing presence here in LA! said...

Very excited to celebrate your new beginning! We make it by 2pm and try to stop by again at 7pm with girls

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