A Cloth Merchant

Violette Fields Ginger Sundress


I can see why so many people love to sew for kids! I think I spent more time deciding on fabric than on actually constructing this dress! And you don’t have to finagle with fit very much, so that’s a huge plus. We have a relatively new dressform, but not many pieces that fit her. […]

Meet Some of Our Friends!


We love our local sewing enthusiasts! Recently we were approached by Rose to test a pattern for a bag she designed, The Uptown Hobo Bag. So here is the one I made! I wanted it to look Springy/Summery, so I used Liberty Lifestyle Lytton D as the main fabric, and a light blue chambray to […]

Whale Shorts

Debbie Christensen

I had really good timing, making shorts, because this morning I had to dig my car out of the snow. Anyway, I said I would make shorts out of our new birch whale print organic cotton, and I did! I think these are my favorite creation! I used the Sewaholic Thurlow shorts pattern. I was […]

What’s new?


Hey there! We’ve been pretty busy here at the shop, which is great! Last week FOX8 stopped by to interview Nan about Bolt & Spool for a special about University Circle. She made an adorable skirt, and also wrote up a tutorial on how to make it. It’s super easy! She mentioned I made a […]
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