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4112 S College Ave, Suite 112,
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Between Chili House & Hobby Lobby

Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm
Sat:  9am - 3pm
Sun:  Closed
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" last November 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!
Bianca French, Long-Arm Specialist/Sales

Bianca was born in Wenatchee, Washington but moved to Fort Collins, Colorado when she was 3 months old. She taught herself how to hand sew when she was about 10. Her love of sewing grew after taking a home economics class, and she received her first sewing machine a year later for Christmas. Bianca loved making projects such as plushies and pillows. As her sewing skills grew, she moved on to big projects like blankets and pajama pants. Then she discovered quilt making and she made her first quilt back in 2017. Ever since, quilts have been Bianca’s project of choice and even though she is still a beginner, she is excited to learn! 
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!

Saphyre Sorensen, Sales

Saphyre is our ball of energy in the store.  You will certainly enjoy her energy and enthusiasm, especially about sergers.  Come and meet this very creative sewist who will inspire you to think outside the box!
Izzy Macchietto, 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!  
Lars Diianni, Sales

Lars is new to the Colorado area, attending CSU in the Fashion Design & Merchandising program.  He can sew and is knowledgeable about machines!  He will be helping us in the sales and training of products!  Come in and see what he is making!  When he is not sewing you can find him on the ski slopes!

Sawyer Suplizio, Sales

Sawyer is new to the Fort Collins area, also attending CSU in the Fashion Design & Merchandising program.  Sawyer is knowledgeable about many different kinds of machines and sewing techniques.  He will be helping us in the sales and training of products! He also can be found on the ski slopes if you need any sewing advice away from the store!