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970-672-2147
info@the-sewingcircle.com
4112 S College Ave, Suite 112,
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Between Chili House & Hobby Lobby

HOURS:
Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm
Sat:  9am - 3pm
Sun:  Closed
See our CALENDAR
for other store closures

*** SEVERE Weather - call ahead to make sure we are open.

Our Team






Melissa Mangan, Store Owner

Melissa has a bachelors of Science degree in Mathematics Education, a Masters degree in Computer Science Education which led Melissa to teach Mathematics and Computer Science for 15 years in Oregon at many levels. Melissa is married to a wonderful man, Pat and has two children, Katrina and Nicholas.  Melissa's husband transferred with Hewlett Packard to Colorado and after a 2 year "retirement" to settle the family in Colorado, Melissa looked around for something to do. Linda Lilly hired Melissa to demonstrate and sell sewing machines for Viking. About one year later, Melissa and Linda switched roles and Melissa became the manager of Viking Gallery.

Approximately one year later, Melissa was hired to work for the corporate office of SVP (formerly VSM) as a Business and Sales trainer for Viking, Pfaff and Singer dealers across the nation. Melissa's specialty was creating a fun and active store, with special skills in Software, Embroidery and Sergers. Melissa helped the company in a number of projects including Web trainings for dealers internationally in 4D, 5D, 6D and Premier software.  In 2010 Melissa and Pat opened their own store in Fort Collins. No more traveling....just time to have fun, play with friends... and SEW! 

Melissa recovered from a near-death experience in 2016 and has since vowed to sew more, play more and enjoy the store and all of you MORE!




Pat Mangan, Store Owner
Pat has most of his adult life worked in the computer and manufacturing industry. He has a Bachelors degree in Commercial Industrial Fitness. His passion is to make Melissa happy, hence the store. Pat will be the tall, quiet guy you might see in the office, balancing books, working on the webpage, keeping the electronics and network at the store functioning perfectly. 

Melody Busch, Inventory Specialist & Sales

Melody is a Colorado native, born and raised in and near Fort Collins.  She went to elementary and high school in Loveland Colorado and attended Colorado State University.  She graduated with a B.S. in Home Economics Education and then taught Home EC for 6 years,  owned her own fabric shop for 4 years, and then was a Moda sales rep. for the last 32 years.  Melody has been sewing for 50+ years.  She has been married to Jim for 45 years.

Melody "retired" November of 2018 and has been at the Sewing Circle since December 2018 working even harder!  She is a wealth of knowledge about sewing and products.  Do not hesitate to stop in and ask her questions!
 

Tom Bender, Certified & Authorized Service Technician for Singer, Husqvarna-Viking & Pfaff

Tom is our wonderful in-house technician specializing in same-day clean & tunes on Singer, Viking & Pfaff.  He comes to us with TONS of mechanical knowledge and he even sews with his wife.  In his spare time, he nurtures his tree-farm.  Come in and meet him when you drop off or pick up your machine from it's special "SPA DAY"
Megan Tooley, Sales

Megan joins us with a love of sewing, crafting, exercise & horse-back riding!  She will help you with any project your heart desires!

Izzy Macchietto, Long-arm specialist & Sales

Izzy joins us with a love of helping customers find the RIGHT products.  She is training on the longarm to become a specialist in this area!  
  Lola Lebsack, Free -motion specialist & Sales


Lola is a show girl with feathers in her hair, and a dress cut down to there.....Well, maybe not....

Lola loves to sew, loves her dogs and is the hardest working person we knowShe is a free-motion extroidinaire!  

 
Ryn Kerby, Sales

Ryn is a college student currently working towards becoming an ASL interpreter! They started their fiber arts journey with crochet and knitting but Ryn hopes to learn more about quilting, sewing, and embroidery while they are here! 


  Erin Kerby, Long-arm specialist & Sales

Erin has her bachelor's degree in Microbiology and has spent most of her time in the lab. However, after COVID she discovered her love for all things creative! They decided to leave the science world for more time to do crafts and be with family! In her spare time she loves to crochet, sew, play D&D, and spend time with their family (which includes her favorite dog, Loki!)


  Pam Mordini, Sales

Pam is a Colorado native born and raised here. Pam has loved sewing for as long as she can remember. Her daughter has given her many sewing projects to do over the years and has been her inspiration and support.  And now she is grateful to work along side such an amazing sewing team


 
Sally Smith, Long-arm specialist & Sales 


 
Nancy Hurley, Long-arm specialist & Sales

Nancy spent her 40+ year career in IT as a Software Engineer and Project Manager.  She retired in 2020 and started quilting. Hundreds of quilting hours and dollars later she is a competent quilter, and loves all embroidery machine projects.
She currently lives with her two dogs, and blue/gold macaw.  She has three adult children, all married, and 5 grandchildren.
Besides spending time with family and sewing/quilting/embroidering, she likes to travel, garden, bake, and go camping in her RV.  Some RV trips she even takes her small sewing machine along, LOL