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Sew what? Kids are picking up needle and thread at Drygoods Design



Photo: Joshua Huston

 

Kids are taking over Pioneer Square, and they’re bringing some goodies with them. Originally opened in Ballard in 2012, Drygoods Design has staked its claim in Pioneer Square, offering fabrics, notions, home goods and classes for both kids and adults.

Drygoods Design owner Keli Faw is part of an ongoing revitalization of the neighborhood, one that unexpectedly includes a lot of kids. “In Ballard, we didn’t sell that many kids’ classes, so I wasn’t expecting this kind of response here, but we have been selling out,” she says. 

Photo: Joshua Huston

Drygoods Design's workshop in action.

With sewing camps in the summer and classes during the school year, Keli hopes to build confidence in the kids she works with. “I think there is power in choice for kids,” she says, discussing how important it can be for kids to shop for fabric and see their creation through to the end. “The goal is to make the classes fun and comfortable,” she says. “We go at their own paces so we can instill confidence.”

Photo: Joshua Huston

A participant at Drygoods shows off their handmade sewing project.

In addition to classes and camps, Drygoods Designs can host your kiddo’s next birthday party.  Parents bring the food and decorations, and Keli will lead the group in a great creative project. It’s a birthday party win-win, to be sure.

Whether it’s a camp, a party or private instruction, kids have the opportunity to set down their gadgets and explore. Drygoods Design offers them the chance to make something with their own hands, and find a little bit more of themselves in the process.  301 Occidental Ave S, Seattle. drygoodsdesignonline.com

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