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BRO Holiday Gift Guide: Elmwood Village Fabrics

EVF-Buffalo-NYDo you have “sewing machine” on your wish list or, know someone that does? Buffalo’s best-loved fabric shop (the only one, actually) Elmwood Village Fabrics has a well-curated selection of entry-level sewing machine models in stock, that are better-quality and better-supported than what you might get online or at a discount store. These are dealer and factory-supported machines that include FREE how-to-use-it lessons and 25-year limited warranty. Plus, the shop offers tutoring, lessons and — starting in January 2014 — small-group beginner modern-quilting lessons. The shop already offers hands-on help with home-dec projects (pillows, curtains, bedding, etc.) and beginner lessons for ‘tweens and up (see the Facebook page for photo albums).

Not ready to commit or make the big decision for someone else? A $100 gift certificate will get you 1/2 to 1/4 the way to a nice sewing machine, allow someone that already has a machine to take a few lessons or, buy fabrics, notions and tools, if they prefer. Stop in and ask Sandy how to make a good impact with what you can afford — she’s been helping people select custom curtains, pillows and wall hangings on a budget for nearly 10 years. For as little as $12, you can give a 4-pack of “fat quarters” or, a yard of great fabric for less!

Lesson & Classes for
• ‘tween and teen beginners (talk to us about starting a school-break or after-school “club”)
• lapsed sewers with specific projects in mind
• beginner modern-quilting classes starting January (pre-reserve a seat!)

located mid-way (and 2 blocks back) between Hyatts Graphic Arts and Scheule/ACE  = convenience for crafty and home dec projects (locally-owned, city-center DIY zone — or something like that — LOL!) See Map


Elmwood Village Fabrics
543 Franklin Street
Buffalo, NY 14202


The "Fashion Intensive" group from Tapestry Charter School at EVF for fabrics and notions to do their fashion design boards.
The “Fashion Intensive” group from Tapestry Charter School at EVF for fabrics and notions to do their fashion design boards.

Also located in close proximity to Allen Street where you find myriad restaurants to choose from, including Café 59 at the corner of Franklin and Allen Street. Build your own salad, great soups and sandwiches, and great place for coffee and WiFi. – 59 Allen St, Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 883-1880

For more holiday gift suggestions, check out the rest of the BRO Holiday Shopping Guide…

Campus Wheelworks: Unisex Mammut gloves

buffalo scooter company: 2013 Vespa LX-150

hyatt’s all things creative: Tiki head tissue holder and Pantone Universe

photographer and muralist max collins: A wheatpaste photo mural

farmer pirates cooperative: Compost pick up for one year

main hand wash & detail: Car wash and/or detail

ak&b: The Smeg Fridge

elmwood pet supplies: Buffalo dog collars and leads

urban roots: Fairy Gardens

the wisteria shop @ the darwin d. martin house: Umbrella and Pen Set

take home martin cooks: Gourmet Gift Basket

united men’s fashion: Hats

neo gift studio: Buffalo cutting and cheese boards

second chic: Consignment is Green

turnstyle designs: Vegan bomber jackets


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