My mother made all my clothes and I had the best dressed Barbie in Dallas, Texas! Mama was my role model and inspiration. She could do anything she set her mind to. Owning a store like Sew Much Fun! has been a life long dream! I have always been crafty and started college as a Home Economics major, but ended up with a BS in Accounting (working in the tax field I guess you could say I was creative with numbers!) I have 3 grown sons, 7 grandchildren (4 girls, 3 boys) and a very supportive husband.
I have always loved crafts! My mother taught me to sew when I was ten and always encouraged me, even when I cut up her best fabric!! I have a degree in Home Economics from Appalachian. I love to sew and when I was introduced to machine embroidery, it was love at first sight! Working at Sew Much Fun is always a creative adventure for me. I teach various classes including Embroidery Mastery classes for your new BERNINA. I am married and have two grown children and two grandsons. Just another excuse to buy more fabric!! Hope to see you soon at Sew Much Fun!
My name is Alma and am originally from California. My grandmother, Alma, taught me to sew at about age 9 and I have been sewing ever since. I have enjoyed sewing everything from baby clothes to wedding gowns, purses and quilts. BERNINA has been my machine of choice for the past 10 years. I just love my BERNINA machines, I have 3 1/2 (the 1/2 is one I share with my sister, Cynthia) our mother bought it for us to share and that started our love of Bernina. My husband, Ron, and I have three grown children with six grandchildren, that we do not see nearly enough. I have worked here at Sew Much Fun! since 2007 and it has been So Much Fun, this is my Fun job. I have made so many great friends with coworkers and customers. Thank You. Come see me on Thursday evenings or some Saturdays, better yet, take one of my classes.
I have been sewing about as long as I can remember. One of the first lessons I learned from my mother was not to use her sewing scissors for anything else. We made almost everything I wore until I graduated from college and started teaching. When my students found out that I made some of my clothes, they told me that they “looked real.” I have knitted and cross-stitched from many years, but I have only been quilting for about two years. I consider myself “Queen of the Quilt Tops” as I have yet to finish any of the quilt tops I have sewn. I am envious of all of the beautiful projects that Sew Much Fun! customers start -- and finish. Maybe one day . . .
Marilyn - Sales Staff
I got my love of sewing from my mother. She was a seamstress during the day and after dinner she would sit down at her sewing machine and make pretty dresses for my two sisters and me. I am fortunate to have 3 beautiful girls and have made them various things from stuffed animals, American Girl Doll clothes, frilly dresses to quilts. I started out being a customer at Sew Much Fun! and was very excited to become a staff member last year. It is amazing to see the talent of so many of our great customers!
Eileen - Sales Staff
I grew up in a small town outside Pittsburgh, Pa. My family & I moved to Clover SC 11 years ago & we’re here to stay. I learned to sew from my mom and grandma when I was about 10. They taught my sisters & I to sew, knit, crochet, & embroidery. My first sewing machine was a gift from my grandma, her White treadle, I still have it and YES, it still works! I made clothes, costumes, quilts, etc. for myself, my children, & gifts for friends & family; however my passion is quilting! Most important in my life is Jesus & my family; I married my high school sweetheart 39 years ago, we have 3 grown children (2 girls & 1 boy) & 4 grandchildren (2girls & 2 boys). I recently have discovered Longarm quilting when I joined the Sew Much Fun! Family & I just love it!
Ilene - Sales Staff
I had an interest in sewing when I was in middle school. I took home economics and made a shirt that turned out pretty decent. Needless to say, school and socializing got in the way and I lost interest. I picked it back up when I got married. My mother-in-law sewed all of her clothes while she was working a full time job. I loved the way they looked and asked her to help me so she started me with an easy shirt pattern (easy for her) and I made a mess of it. My passion to sew was still strong so I joined a quilting club in my town. A lovely, 80 year old woman instructed me in quilting and I have been quilting ever since. That was over 30 years ago! I am constantly learning and striving to improve with each project so I am thankful to be working at Sew Much Fun! to learn from the best and gain wisdom from our customers.