|Shop Review: Sew Fun|

11 Feb

I recently visited a store right down the street from my house. It’s named “Sew Fun”. I wouldn’t say the atmosphere holds up to it’s name, but it is a convenience for fabric, zippers, thread, etc. if I am in a pinch since Atascadero doesn’t have a Beverly’s.

The store is huge and offers a generous selection of material and supplies, except zippers…. but we all know where I’m shopping for zippers from now on. 🙂 They have a nice little spot in the back of the shop set up for classes like embroidery, quilting, and sewing. Along one side is an array of sewing machines – all Janome brand. Now it’s great that they have a favorite brand sewing machine, but it limits the choices for anyone coming in for not only selection and price {all are over $150.00} but, for replacement parts and supplies since it’s only limited to Janome machines. I have a wonderful Brother machine and Janome is not compatible so going there is not an option. Along the other side is room for cutting mats and templates and buttons – most priced in the higher range comparable to Beverly’s and Betty’s. All of the fabric is in the middle of the store set up as you would normally find in a store offering fabric – by designer, color, pattern. I was surprised that most of the fabric wasn’t the old grandma-y type you’d see; a lot of it was pretty hip and current and reasonably priced, which is a relief if I can’t ever make it up to Birch to purchase something non-Echino or Kokka.

All in all I would have to say that this is a neat little find right around the corner from my house. Convenience alone rates this cute shop pretty high and the reasonable fabric prices level that rating out. Now only if their zipper selection was more and they offered more brands of sewing machines would they get a 5 thimble rating; 3.5 thimbles in my book. If I was a quilter it would definitely be higher.

If you live in Atascadero and are in to sewing. quilting, etc. stop by this cute shop and check it out…. there are some great finds. Not to mention the awesome restaurant next door, the hobby store and Village thrift all in the same shopping center. And when you’re done, grocery shop till you drop at Spencer’s. See, it’s all about convenience. 😉

Here is their shop info:

Sew Fun

8775 El Camino Real in Atascadero


Mon-Fri 10-6, Sat 10-5, Sun-Closed

To find out more info and to check what classes they offer click here.

Happy Sewing! ~Ashley


One Response to “|Shop Review: Sew Fun|”

  1. Clare February 11, 2011 at 7:49 am #

    I love punny business names! my friend used to work at a hair salon that was called puttin’ on the spritz! i will never forget it. on another note i used to live right across form sew fun, in the mobile park across from players and club soda. seeing that sign always made me smile.

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