Introductions, Road Trips and Fabric

Introductions, Road Trips and Fabric

Introductions and Fabric

Hi! I am Jesy, co-owner of Sew Dayton, a sewing shop in Dayton, Ohio. At Sew Dayt, we teach others to sew.  e explain many aspects of sewing, but we tend to focus primarily on garment constructio . It can be hard to find a shop that teaches garment sewing to fit your bo y. Some of our favorite classes to teach are pattern reading, fit, alterations, and home decor/accessori s. We also offer un classes and camps for kids.

I am passionate about everything sewing, finding that perfect indie or vintage pattern, fabric, new fabric designers, projects, and mo e. I am so blessed that I get to do what I love every d y! At Sew Dayton, we have a great selection of garments and quilting fabri s. We are always looking for the perfect fibers to sew and the newest patterns.

If you ever find yourself in Dayton, Ohio, please swing by and say, “Hi!” I love meeting other sewers!

Vacation Time.. fabric time!!

Recently, I went on my first vacation since we opened (almost three years ago). Made a list of the things to do while on vacation, which is crazy.  isn’t it a vacation for resting? Isn’t this why I was going on vacation?

As a small business owner, there is always something I could be working on. This was my time to relax, rest, and rejuvenate. As a creative person, you know that never happens; you always want to learn, are still on the move, or are always making something.

Road Trip!

In July, I had my vacation; during that time, my husband and I were trying to figure out how to plan our time. The one thing I wanted to do was to drive up to  Pink Castle Fabric in Ann Arbor, Michi. My friend Bren owns this fantastic fabric shop!

I haven’t seen her in real life since, maybe 2 03. I told her we would head up, which is about a 3.5-hour drive; I was so excited!

We ended up getting on the road around 10:45 a.m. and headed to the shop! We ad smooth traffic, a few slow moments from construction (if you live in Ohio, you know I-75 and the orange barrels), and a little over three and a half hours later, we arrived!

Beautiful Day for a Road Trip
Beautiful Day for a Road Trip
This was the best part of the drive up! 1 mile left :D
This was the best part of the drive-up! One ile left 😀 Pink Castle Fabrics

Once a small Etsy store, Pink Castle Fabrics has grown so much in the last five years! Wh n I started sewing in 2010, my first online fabric order was through Pink Castle Fabrics. Ye rs later, I walked into a shop that stocks an extensive selection of the most amazing fabrics.  M y of my fa rite pattern and fabric designers were all under one roof. Br nda re-eased her first line of fabrics through RJR fabrics called “Pie Making Day”! I love he  designs; they are great for blending into quilts and garments! A small yet fantastic  hoice of Indie Fabric companies.

I couldn’t be more proud and happy for her! She’s doing it. She’s  iving her dream and making it happen. Brenda and I’re about   get caught up; I’ve got to tour the shop and meet her beautiful family and remarkable staff.

Brenda and Me!
Brenda and Me!

I had such a great time browsing different designers, touching the fabrics, and choosing what I would snag and bring home.

Pink Castle Fabric Road Trip
Pink Castle Fabric Road Trip

When I checked out, I received my “GOLDEN TICKET“! For every $50 you spend, you  et a Golden Ticket that could be an excellent discount, sewing machine, or ticket to Glamp Stitchalot! I can’t wait to find out what my secret discount is!!

Golden Ticket, where every $50 spent gives you a ticket to discounts!
Golden Ticket, where every $50 spent gives you a ticket to discounts!
Downtown Ann Arbor

Then, Brenda, Jason, and D took us to downtown Ann Arbor for lunch/dinner at Vinology. Oh my, all I can say is that th t food was fantastic! Every single bite. I had dreams  bout my food! I hi hly recommend this spot if  u’re ever going to Ann Arbor!


After eating our amazing dinners, we walked over to Vault of Midnight, where we geeked out at the most fantastic comic collections, board games, and plushies! I picked up a drawing book for inspiration, a tee-shirt, and a “My Neighbor Totoro” plushie that I gave to D (Brenda’s son) to take care of for me.

My Neighbor Totoro
My Neighbor Totoro
vault of midnight

We had a fantastic time; the visit was terrific.

Brenda taught me much about the Quilt Market, books,and fabric designs. It recharged and inspired me so much  hat I created this new website dedicated to highlighting designers, artists, patterns, and more!

Come with me on my journey in this creative world; I promise to inspire and sometimes shock you!

So, let’s create something!

XOXO – thank you for reading!



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