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Crosscut Sewing Co.

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About the Shop

Crosscut Sewing Co. is a fabric shop and sewing studio located in Melrose, MA.  We offer a variety of fabrics and sewing supplies for quilting, craft projects, accessories and clothing.  

Our fully equipped workspace has a variety of tools, machines and equipment.  It is a place where people who share a common interest can work and learn together.  We have brand new, state of the art sewing, embroidery, overlock and coverstitch machines.  Create the project of your dreams without having to purchase expensive equipment or sacrifice your dining room table!  

Our workspace also serves as our classroom.  We offer classes for many levels and interests.  Classes start at age 5 for children.  For adults we offer a variety of instruction from beginner sewing to advanced workshops.  We LOVE beginners!!!  We know once you stitch that first stitch you will be hooked.  We have everything you need in our classroom, so all you have to do for classes is show up!  

Crosscut Sewing Co. also offers a variety of handmade accessories and gifts helping to inspire the makers that come into our shop.  These handmade items also support independent local designers and makers.

About the Owner

Hi, I'm Stephanie!  My background is in marketing and web design but when I was expecting my second daughter, I decided to learn to sew.  I was hooked from the first stitch!  I was working from home as a graphic designer and started an Etsy business on the side. Eventually, I started selling fabric as well. I love teaching others to sew and I started releasing patterns and tutorials on my website and teaching at local shops. Last year, I decided to pursue this business full time and open a brick and mortar location so I could set up my own classroom and expand the fabric I offered. I have lived in Melrose my whole life, and I knew I wanted to open my shop here.

I have been very encouraged by the response, especially from kids! My goal is to make it easy to learn to sew. For most classes, students can just show up. We have all of the machines, tools and materials needed for classes. People can learn to sew without making a costly investment in supplies. Please feel free to stop in and check out the shop, even if you don’t sew. We also have a variety of handmade gifts, so there is something for everyone. Our motto is Shop, Learn, Make!