Wednesday, November 19, 2014

November Fun

Suzan Steinberg, Owner
It seems like the holiday madness begins earlier and earlier every year. Although we know you're busy running around looking for the perfect gifts, organizing dinners and keeping up with the family,  we hope you make some time for yourself to sew.

This week's newsletter is all about fun, none of that holiday stuff quite yet! We want to offer you a port in the storm, so stop by the store, website, Facebook or Instagram to check out what we're up to.
Always Creatively Yours,
We're expanding our selection of Ikats, working to bring you gorgeous, hard-to-find, cotton fabrics from Indonesia, India and Japan. These cottons are great for everything, and we mean EVERYTHING - home dec projects, fashion sewing, quilting, you name it. If you aren't familiar, an Ikat is a fabric that is made up of yarns that have been dyed before it is woven. Stop by the store or give us a call to learn more about these incredible fabrics.


Our own Operations Manager, Mary Jane, is cooking up some great grab-n-go sewing kits. These Stonemountain mason jar kits include hand sewing needles, thread snips, seam ripper, pins, safety pins and thread, all sealed neatly with a pin cushion top. At $20 each, these kits are great for sewists of all levels. Recommended for ages 6 years and up.

We have some *NEW* *SUPER* *FUN* kits coming our way from Penguin & Fish for embroidery. These kits include embroidery needle, floss, cotton muslin fabric, 8" embroidery hoop and ribbon, as well as instructions, iron-on transfer and stitch & color guider. Recommended for ages 6 years and up, these sweet kits are also $20 and offer an animal for every letter of the alphabet. 

Call (510) 845-6106, stop by or order online

The holidays are just about here, but Stonemountain gift cards aren't just for the holidays!

Stonemountain & Daughter gift cards are the perfect gift for sewists of any level, year-round.

Order from our online store, call (510)845-6106 for mail order or come by the store.
Perhaps the photo of the Green Bee's Frances Dress (the name even conjures up a "busy bee") reminded some of us of something our mother or grandmother may have worn, with it's classic chambray trimmed with red print example.  But I love our independent pattern designers and I was undaunted - I saw something about this little dress that was going to work for me, especially for work days here at the store...
I love choosing cottons for a dress - they are lightweight, easy to care for and wearable even in the fall, paired with a light sweater if necessary.  But the best part of cotton fabric is that it's SO EASY to sew. As we started putting the dress together, it became clearer to my own little skeptic seamstress (Laurel, frowning: "Looks like a house dress, Zan...") that it was going to be adorable... Read more at

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