This edition of Style & Skill crush is a wee bit more skill than style but I think you get my meaning.
While you all know I absolutely love Brooklyn, one of the less than fab things is a relative dearth of crafty supply stores. So when I turned my eye on figuring how to sew, I had a bit of a issue. I could either truck into Manhattan's garment district and pretend to know what I'm doing (those stores are not novice friendly imo) or drive out to the burbs to a craft store. Neither is ideal.
Enter Brooklyn General - a little local shop with character and customer service, not to mention its great style and charm.
Their selection is limited but quite nice. They've done the hard work of finding the cute fabric and notions for me! They have a back area complete with a little bookshop of sewing/knitting books as well as a work area complete with iron and sewing machine.
But most importantly their staff are happy to answer your questions and offer their advice! And while this place can be dangerous to my savings account, I'm happy to pay a little more for the help. (Because I certainly need it!)
Judging by my experiences in there, this place is flush with customers so maybe they can open up another branch in my nabe one day? Until then, you'll find me staring at the goods here.
And if you are wondering, I did walk out of there with some fabric for to make a bag. Sadly, this week has been a disaster and I haven't had a chance to get to it but its waiting for me when I'm ready to sit down at the machine again.
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