- December 09, 2009
My grandmother made beautiful hand-sewn dresses with lace for me when I was little. My mother is an avid needle-pointer. Our generation? We keep our fingers occupied by tapping on PDA’s and MacBooks. But Callie Works-Leary, owner of CityCraft Fabric Boutique and Sewing Lounge in Inwood Village, has created a haven for those who want to put aside their Sidekick for a Singer. Armed with the opinion that sewing can be cool (and targeted to someone who also enjoys a dirty martini at Shinsei), Works-Leary stocks her shelves with bolts of graphic fabrics from designers such as Michael Miller and Heather Bailey, thread in every hue of the spectrum, and patterns to aid in piecing it all together. Sewing classes are held weekly for those not seasoned in the world of DIY interior design and clothing projects — from newbie basics to a freestyle “Lounge Night” (with wine!) for those nimble thimbles. 5460 Lovers Lane, Suite 234, 214.366.4220; citycraftonline.com.