Some weekly fun at SMF

Posted on: May 29th, 2018 by Maria Forastiero

Nora bought a machine from SMF and quickly learned some great sewing tips including embroidery.

Teen & Tween Fashion Show!

Posted on: October 18th, 2017 by admin

These were the Teen and Tween fashions made by Sew Much Fun students at the American Sewing Guild Luncheon in 2012.  Come back soon for photos of the upcoming show on Oct. 28, 2017 to see the new teens/tweens and their fashions.


Aly in purple & blue circle skirt with lilac top white collar


Eden in pink


Minami in Black


Morganne in blue top



Ninas robe

Ninas robe

Sierra in pink dress

Sierra in pink dress

Skylar in blk & whiteruffle strapless

Skylar in blk & white ruffle strapless


Victoria in black dress

Lori and the Sew Much Fun Teens and Tweens

Lori and the Sew Much Fun Teens and Tweens

Camp Runway 2017 – six weeks of Sew Much Fun

Posted on: July 21st, 2017 by admin

ScanNCut Software Update

Posted on: March 3rd, 2015 by admin

A new update is available for ScanNCut users!

The following features have been added:

– Undoing an operation

– Enlarging the Pattern by 400%

– Moving Patterns after Displaying Enlarged.

– Changed the name of the “Delete Size” key on the image editing screen and the default setting.


The following features have been enhanced:

– Converting recalled data to cutting line.

– Welding (Mergining outlines of multiple patterns) feature.

The following features has been added to the models of CM550DX:

– Cutting an Appliqué Piece

Please click the link below to update!

Is your machine up to date?

Posted on: February 25th, 2014 by admin


Have you checked your sewing or embroidery machine to see if it is currently updated?

Here are a list of instructions to see if your machine is updated:

1. Go to the setting page of your machine and go to the stitch count page

2. It will tell you right below what version your machine is on

3.  Click right below on “Software driver models” to see which machine is yours and the latest update for your machine:                                                                                                                                                                      Software driver models

4. Once you are done with step 3, click on the link to go to the Brother website and update your machine by connecting it to the computer by direct connect or USB:

Mom & Me Sewing Class

Posted on: January 29th, 2014 by admin

I’ve just started a new group class on Saturday afternoons from 3:30pm-5:30pm for adults who want to share the sewing experience with a special young person.

It will still be the same format of learning basic construction and sewing techniques where you can learn and experience the fun together.  Call Lori at 561-999-9992 if you are interested in more information.baking mom colored

Chalkboard Placemat

Posted on: January 29th, 2014 by admin

Wednesday, Feb. 5 12:30pm-3pm

Join us at this class to create a wonderful place mat for that special person in your life.  This easy project can be made for Valentines Day or any time of the year.  Write messages to others, reminders, or keep your self occupied while waiting.  All you need to bring is a 1/2yd of fabric, small coordinating scraps and 1/2yd of batting; or if you prefer we have these items in the store for purchase.   A piece of chalk cloth  a terry wipe, and chalk can be purchased for $2. Class is $20.
Sign up by: clicking here to let us know Call if you have any questions – 561-999-9992.

Camp Runway Returns

Posted on: April 30th, 2013 by admin

 Camp Runway 2nd week
Camp Runway is now signing up students for the summer.  Each year the Camp seems to grow more, and the girls keep coming for more.  Encourage your kids and family friends to partake in the fun and great life-skill learning adventure. The camp will be Monday to Friday and will start the week of June 10th and run through August 2nd.  Cost for the week is $175.
The themes of each week are as follows:
June 10- 14    Sew Much Fun (Learn or refine basic sewing skills)
June 17- 21     It’s in the Bag – A girl can never have too many Bags
June 24 -28     It’s My Party! –  Decorations and party favors
July 1- 5         No camp 4th of July Week
July 8 -12       Jean-ology     Recycle those old jeans into something new and exciting
July 15 -19      Holidaze        Fun holiday decorations for Valentines Day, St Pat’s etc.
July 22-26       Beach Babe   Back by popular demand more beach fun items
July 29-Aug 2   Pay It Ahead  It’s fun to help those not as fortunate.
We will encourage the girls to utilize our remnants, and they certainly can bring in fabric or purchase it here.  A limited amount of machines are available for those who do not have one.
Don’t wait….sign up is now in full swing!
Call 561-999-9992 or email to reserve your spot!

Tape Measure Bag – Friday, June 7th – 10am-2pm

Posted on: April 30th, 2013 by admin
Bag of the Month 

tape measure bag

Just in time for summer, come make this cute and easy little bag utilizing an ordinary yellow measuring tape.  The tape measure is used as the closure  and snaps together to hold the contents inside.You can make these bags in any size with any fabric. Use them for yourself and make plenty for friends too!  The possibilities are endless.
 Cost is $30 – includes fabrics from our Fabricology Resource Center 🙂
Call 561-999-9992 or email to reserve your place!

Brothers & Others Club – Friday May 10th – 1pm-3pm

Posted on: April 30th, 2013 by admin

Have you ever had trouble sewing knits, chiffons, or heavy weight fabrics? Come and learn some tricks of the trade and get tips that will help make sewing these difficult fabrics much easier.

Bring along your recent projects to share with everyone and enjoy a 20% discount on all our fabric and notions.

CLUB IS FREE to those who RSVP – $5 day of event
Click here to RSVP Yes I want to learn how to sew difficult fabrics or call 561-999-9992

The Workshops are Coming!

Posted on: January 19th, 2013 by admin

Have you ever had trouble downloading embroidery images and patterns from your computer?

See our list of workshops below and find out when we are offering instructions
and tips for embroidering downloads.


The Convertible Bag
Friday, February 8, 2013

Donna will be teaching this class on how to make a convertible bag. We will be using a leather strap and cotton fabric for the structure of the bag and you will be bringing in your favorite fabric for the outer shell.
COST: $30.00
TIME: 10 – 12 PM.
(Remember to bring your favorite fabric. Your supplies of strap, cotton inner shell and Peltex are all included in the cost of the class.)

The Zipper Bag 
Friday, March 1, 2013
Donna will be teaching this class on making a bag filled with zippers. Zippers anywhere and everywhere you want them. Learn how to insert zippers in a zip!
COST: $30.00
TIME: 10 – 12 PM.
The Amy Butler Bag 

Friday, April 5, 2013 
This is to be announced.
TIME: 10 – 12 PM.

(20% discount storewide when you attend, excluding machines)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
TIME: 1:00 – 3:00 PM.
Learn about stabilizer, thread, and needles.

Computer Embroidery: The Ins and Outs
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
TIME: 10:00 – 12:00 PM
Bring your computer, leave your machine at home! We’ll teach you how to quickly and easily download your favorite embroidery designs from the internet directly to your computer.

The Latte Pillow

Friday, February 221, 2013 
TIME: 10:00 – 12:00 PM
Bring your embroidery machine and create a one-of-a kind pillow or quilt block.
First session free and 20% discount on everything in the store excluding
Thursday, January 31, 2013 
TIME: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
We will brainstorm through facilitated discussion the art and skills applicable to enhancing creative endeavours and income generation.
Future club meetings will focus on using social media for marketing purposes (storefronts on etsy, lulu, ect., rankings on search engines, creation of popular web presence, constant contact newsletter, marketing through advertising, etc.).

New prices as of January 1, 2013

Posted on: December 27th, 2012 by admin

As of 1/1/2013 a private class will cost $35, a single sewing class will be $25,  and a set of four will go to $80. We love our current students who been with us so for all you Sew Much Fun-ers you get one FREE class for every set of four classes that you purchase.

Please remember when buying sets of four classes that they must be used within 60 days of purchase.

All current unused classes from 2012 must be used no later than March 15, 2013.

Make a Snowflake for the Students of Sandy Hook

Posted on: December 23rd, 2012 by admin

If you are interested in showing that your hearts and prayers are with the survivors of the Sandy Hook School Shooting – consider making several free standing lace snowflakes to be sent to the Connecticut PTA.

If you participate be sure to send in snowflakes to arrive by January 3rd 2013.

The following is from Embroidery Library:

Free through January 10, 2013

Words cannot describe the sadness and grief that we felt at the news of the Sandy Hook school shooting. Our thoughts and prayers have been with the community as we struggle to understand this loss.

Recently we learned of a great way to support the community. The PTA will welcome the students to their new school with a winter wonderland, and are asking people to send snowflakes to decorate the school.

You can read more about the effort at the PTA website here. If you have spare time this holiday season, please make a few snowflakes with this free lace design found at Send snowflakes to:

Connecticut PTSA
60 Connolly Parkway
Building 12, Suite 103
Hamden, CT 06514

Embroiderers are so generous with their time and talents. We know that together we can fill the new school with snowflakes. Please mail your snowflakes so that they arrive at the PTA office by January 12th, 2013. Thank you!

If you’re new to making freestanding lace, click here for a free tutorial!

Available in three sizes:
5.04″x4.35″ and3.85″x3.33″ and3.04″x2.63″

Newest Successful Business Venture!

Posted on: December 19th, 2012 by admin

“Hi Lori, I hope you’re having an excellent week.

As this year comes to an end I am thankful for many great opportunities that came about during 2012, I want to personally thank you Lori and the great team at Sew Much Fun for your constant and amazing work.

I came into your store for the first time last year wanting to learn about basic sewing and stitching; at that point, I was new to the industry and had many, many, many questions. Lori, you never made me feel like I was a stranger and you never doubted my interest and potential in the embroidery industry. I knew from that moment that I had found a great friend and embroidery mentor.

Your help and vast knowledge, made it easier for us to choose the right machine for our business and today we are the proud owners of a Brother PR1000e. Our business is growing thanks to our new machine and our website has seen a significant spike in sales with all the new products we can now offer.

Thank you once again Lori for all the business conversations, embroidery and sewing lessons, and for being a great friend.

We wish you the best for the holidays and many blessings in the the new year!

P.S. I included a few pictures of some of our embroidery products made with our new PR 1000e 🙂

Have a great day!


Hector Sanchez, MGL Design INC

C: 678-488-4934

O: 305-600-1354

MacBroidery Software

Posted on: December 14th, 2012 by admin

– compatible with embroidery machines

– preview your designs and fonts

– advanced user-friendly interface

– built for Mac

– recipes for fabrics and caps

– resizable fonts and designs

– design templates

– editing capabilities

Go gere for MacBroidery Embroidery Lettering Software!



Free-Standing Lace Class

Posted on: November 12th, 2012 by admin

Great class! So good, in fact, that there will be another free-standing lace class to make a bowl (creating 7-8 pieces and putting them together) on Monday, December 3 from 10 am to 1 pm Cost is  $20 per person. Sign up soon!

 Donna explaining stabilizer used for free standing lace

Donna explaining stabilizer used for free standing lace

Another Entrepreneur Success Story

Posted on: November 7th, 2012 by admin

Wendy Doherty bought a 1500D last February and has started personalizing wedding, baby and sorority items.  Her mother-in-law owns a wedding invitation business and works inside a wedding shop.  Wendy started by personalizing ribbons to go inside wedding dresses, and branched out to attendant gifts rather quickly.  She also started selling to family and friends on her FaceBook page.  She set up her Etsy shop several months ago under the name of Sewcially Chic and made $2000 the first month!!!

Her site is  Check it out for pictures, etc.

Wendy was just in and already looking at a bigger machine because she is about to outgrow hers.

personalized robe

personalized robe

personalized bib & burp set

personalized bib & burp set