Want to improve your sewing skills, or perhaps more likely, learn the basics?
You’ll be able to at Ponce City Market next month, when fabric shop and sewing studio Topstitch moves there from Decatur. The 1,600-square-foot store will offer internationally-sourced fabrics, sewing tools, kits and gifts.
It will also offer classes for up to eight people, with courses that include dressmaking, jeans-making and block printing. Customers can pre-book their space online.
Private sewing parties will also be offered, along with weekly “Friends Night Out” classes where guests can make customized items like espadrilles, wristlets or toiletry bags.
Atlanta native and founder Leigh Metcalf started the business after writing a guide to London's fabric and knitting shops while working there as a photographer, a press release said.
Topstitch will close its Decatur doors, where it’s located on West College Avenue, on July 28, according to the website. A re-opening party is planned at the new space on Aug. 18.
The store will be located on the second floor of the market’s Central Food Hall, next door to forthcoming Root Baking Co. A mural from local illustrator Sarah Neuburger will be featured on the studio walls.