Sew What

Have you always wanted to release your inner Martha but lacked the skills? Fret no more—1,450 square feet of North Plainfield real estate has been dedicated to teaching men, women, and children to sew.

Have you always wanted to release your inner Martha but lacked the skills? Fret no more—1,450 square feet of North Plainfield real estate has been dedicated to teaching men, women, and children to sew.

Fabricland (now part of Metropolitan Window Fashions), which bills itself as New Jersey’s largest fabric store, caters to what it calls the “absolute beginner.” Its Sewing 101 course is a three-session program aimed at teaching beginning sewers to make a simple skirt or pair of pants. “We saw a growth in sewing among mothers and daughters after 9/11,” says school director Nancy Plominski, “and each day, the store gets dozens of calls from people who are seeking lessons for themselves or their children.”

The school also holds more advanced classes in quilting and sewing decorative accessories. For a schedule, visit fabricland.com or call 908-755-4700, ext 142.

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