With the encouragement of a mother who couldn't sew a button on, I taught myself to sew as a child, making all my own clothes as well as many for my family. While working at a local, privately owned fabric store, I experienced training and educational opportunities with many well known sewing instructors. Some notable names are Louise Cutting, Peggy Sagers, Kenneth King, June Colburn and Jan Bones.This has expanded my interest and knowledge from just garment making to embellishment sewing and machine quilting techniques, as well as many others.
During that time, I began to share my love of sewing by teaching others. I have taught individual and group private lessons, given classes at many of the JoAnn Fabric & Craft stores, as well as independent sewing stores. I have also taught at Lakewood and Parma Adult Education and Cuyahoga Valley Career Center.
As a sewer, I am always looking for good quality, affordable fashion fabric. Since the Cleveland area has not had an independent fabric store for many years, I decided to fill that void and opened Janie's Sewing Corner on September 26, 2005. The response has been wonderful and I hope to continue for many years to come! Stop by and I'm sure you, too, will find a fabulous piece of fabric that you MUST have in your collection!
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Keep sewing! - Janie