Monday, July 6, 2015

Featured Shop: Sewcial Studies 101

This week we sat down with Marica from Sewcial Studies 101 and got to know her and her shop.

Can you Tell us a little about yourself and what you create? 
I am a retired high school assistant principal and former Spanish teacher. I live in a northern suburb of Detroit with my engineer husband. Our two boys are grown and out of the house -- one in AnnArbor, MI, and the other in Columbus, OH.

My items are sewn and pieced table runners, napkins, lap quilts, pillow covers, and upcycled t-shirt scarves. All of my creations are OOAK and I never replicate any. So, buying something from me means that no one else will ever have one just like it! 

How did you come about wanting to open a shop on Etsy? I decided to open an ETSY shop when I retired and wanted a new direction. My closets were overflowing with quilts that I had made and I decided to try to part with a few of them. (My family members already had at least one of my creations, and I was running out of space.)

What do you like to do in your free time when your not working on your Etsy Shop? When I am not sewing, I love to scrapbook, gardening, and read.

What is your most popular product you sell? My most popular item is the upcycled t-shirt scarf. I have made several special orders, as well as hundreds that have already sold.

How long have you been practicing your craft or art? I have been sewing since grade school, when my grandmother began to teach me.

Where can we find your merchandise online? I only sell via ETSY online