Feb 6 2017
After weeks of planning, Tiffany and I were finally able to make our long awaited trip to The Sewing Room in Birmingham, AL.   How do you manage to navigate a fabulous store full of absolutely delicious fabrics, laces and notions on a tight schedule?  With a lot of planning that’s how!
I began weeks in advance sketching out projects, making a list for new sample garments, projects for the magazine and a special Easter dress.  Once our list was completed, we also wanted plenty of time to just browse and visit with the staff.  Only two hours for shopping called for a well thought out plan.  Tiffany and I began by taking a tour of the store and checking out the newest Spring arrivals.  Then, armed with my notebook of ideas and sketches, I began selecting fabric for each project.  After describing each garment to Tiffany and the yardage required, she was in charge of having it cut and writing down the manufacturer names and details.  Our plan was a success!  Not only did we come home with fabric for eleven garments, I even know which fabric goes with which project.
A special thanks to Greg and his staff for making our visit so enjoyable and for the lunch recommendation.  As if shopping at The Sewing Room wasn’t enough, our delicious lunch at Ashley Mac’s completed our perfect day!

Michie’

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3 comments on “The Sewing Room, Birmingham, Al

  1. C. Griffith on said:

    My two daughters live in Birmingham and I absolutely LOVE The Sewing Room and make a point of visiting there as often as possible. The only problem is that I always spend way too much money because their fabric is so hard to resist. The staff is always so friendly and helpful….even when I take my 3 little granddaughters in there with me.

  2. Joyce Williams on said:

    I have always wanted to go there, from central Mississippi….well you have made it final….after one more chemo treatment and I will be through…one more thing on my BUCKET LIST Ha!

  3. Patsy Porter Smith on said:

    The Sewing Room is a very special place! It’s always a happy visit with these wonderful friends and knowledgeable, helpful people. They always keep a beautiful, current selection of designer fabrics. It is ALWAYS my go-to place for heirloom fabrics and laces. Michie, I love your patterns! Please post what you make!