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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.


Jo Barley, Teacher

Jo's interest in sewing began at an early age, first with hand sewing and embroidery and then machine sewing in 8th grade. She has taught herself mostly, but takes classes at every opportunity. She has attended National Conventions of both Smocking Guild of America Sewing Guild. She is proficient at tailoring, ribbon work and more.

She began her business (Jo Barley Originals) in 1987. She taught smocking and made custom smocked garments for children for several years. She designed and manufactured costumes for Winter Wishes Ice Show for 10 years. She also designed and sewed individual competition costume for many figure skaters. She is still available on a limited basis for individual costumes. She has sewn for gymnastics, dance, synchronized swimming, theatre, and other preformance groups. She is the winner of several competitions for her work. She is excited to share her love of sewing beautiful things with others.
Katrina Mangan, Teacher

Katrina is a prolific quilter.  Not only does she create quilt tops, but she also is a fabulous free-motion quilter.  She is teaching machine owner's classes.  Don't miss out - take your owner's classes and you will meet her!

Susan Lynd, Teacher

My mother was my first sewing teacher.  My skills increased thru 4-H clubs and Home Ec in High School.  I was given my first doll when 2 years old, however I never played with dolls until I could sew clothes for them.  I made stuffed toy animals and entered them in the county fair in Junior High.  I made most of my own clothes in high school and when I would get tired of an out fit, I would rip it apart and make another outfit. As a young mother, I made clothes for my two boys and stuffed toy animals, from dinosaurs to bears.  When Rex and I married, I now had 2 girls to sew for. 

My passion for Cloth dolls was born.  I now have granddaughters so I can continue making cloth dolls for several years.  I started quilting 4 years ago, starting with table runners and small projects.  Moving on up to lap quilts and bed sizes.  Have taken several quilting and free motion classes and am always trying to learn more.  Rex bought me a older Pfaff Creative embroidery machine 3 years ago, so my horizons are expanding – again.  I love piecing, applique, embroidery, (need to work on my hand embroidery skills), quilting, either free motion on my machines or on “Bella”.

Carol Mancuso, Teacher

Carol has been sewing since she was in junior high school.  It was an economic necessity then.  She made all of her own clothes all through high school and into the early years of her career as a software engineer.  She even made her wedding dress which included thousands of individually had-sewn pearls and beads. 
Her interests aren't limited to the sewing machine. 

She also does bead weaving, stained glass, needle point, counted cross stitch, crochet, and hand and machine knitting.  She was bitten by the machine embroider bug in a big way.  She upgraded her 35 year-old Singer Futura that had a 3-inch embroidery attachment to a Designer Diamond and jumped in over her head into Embroidery Software.  She is one of the "Sewing Circle Presents" designers and enjoys teaching classes at the Sewing Circle

  Kristen Otto, Teacher

Kristin works full-time at CSU, however, she finds time to sew and motivate many with her infectious embroidery!  Take a class from Kristin and have a ton of fun!

Priss Wyant, Teacher

Join Priss learning the Ultimate Travel Bag and many others!  At the time of this posting, she has made over 70 of the Ultimate bags!  She can teach ANYONE how to make this bag look super professional!  She also is a musician and we all want to go to her concerts and listen to her play the flute & piccolo!  If you need inspiration, Priss has TONS!

Jan Weber, Teacher & longarm Specialist!

Jan has been with the store for many years, but teaching and quilting are her specialty!  Come and join her for a class making a quilt of her OWN DESIGN!  She is a miracle worker with fabric!

Joan Fulton, Teacher

Joan started sewing at age 12 on the family farm in southern Saskatchewan, learning from her grandmother and mother. With no friends close by on the farm sewing was an important pastime. Joan learned to be creative early on – while some of the fabric was from the Sears catalog she also found old curtains (and other fabrics) in the old farmhouse for her creations. She sewed clothes for herself and her mother for years (until it became less expensive to buy ready-made clothes). In the mid 1990s Joan started quilting seriously and enjoys making all types of quilts (from traditional lap and bed quilts to art quilts). Now she enjoys sewing garments when she wants to add a unique piece to her wardrobe.