Sunday, February 9, 2014

Salt Lake City has a new Fabric Store - and it's on the West side of town!

I've always wanted an apron, and Sarah
made this one for me for Christmas!
One of Rose Park's own, Carolyn Bradshaw recently used her talents and knowledge of sewing and fabrics and opened a new store, ...and sew on located at  1625 West 700 North #H, Salt Lake City, UT 84116.  As you probably can guess, I don't much of any talents in sewing, but I've been blessed over the years, by others who do, including my sisters Maribeth and Nancy as well as my wife Cathy.  They made everything from Cathy's wedding dress, a Kangaroo Costume for Halloween for me, to children's clothes for Jessica and Sarah.  I can't tell you how many times, I've torn my suit pant pockets on the arms of chairs and the list goes on.  Over the years, fabric stores have closed and those who know how to use these skills have diminished.  I worried that soon Salt Lake would have no options.

It was to my pleasant surprise, that we came across ...and sew on (yes that's the name of the store) and even more to find out Carolyn gives sewing lessons.  At a very reasonable price, which includes the materials for projects, our Sarah has taken a number of classes and really has developed skills that would have taken a whole year of school to obtain, and that's if she had that option.  Among Sarah's many projects were making aprons, and I'm wearing mine, which for the first time in years, protects my pants from any cooking projects!

I hope you'll take the time to stop by and see what Carolyn's new store has to offer.  Trying to start a small business always has its challenge, but having the opportunity to develops skills, particularly for our kids, is priceless.  Carolyn is located next door to Little Cesar's Pizza.  Who knows you might even develop skills, you didn't know you have!