Last week of April I travelled to Austin Texas and as always I was keen to find a neighbourhood fabric shop gem to share with you - wait till you see my pics of Stitch Lab, I guarantee you'll be adding it to your 'must visit' bucket list.
WARNING: this post is photo heavy and full of eye candy.
Grab a cuppa and take your time, there's so much to drool over.
I walked to Stitch Lab from my hotel in downtown, it took me about 25 minutes to get there. Lab Stitch is two bungalows with parking space between, one of the bungalows is the shop and the class space is the other. The above pic is looking at the shop from the street and the pic below is the class space and you can just see the shop in the background.
Let's take a look at the class space first.
There are four workspaces including two class areas each open to the next and the light travelling through is amazing.
Pressing stations everywhere,
and cutting mats and so much equipment.
The walls are covered in class samples, totally inspiring and showing off gorgeous work and fabrics.
I'm totally loving the upcycling going on around both buildings adding to its charm and character and so funky too.
Each space is dressed to perfection - who wouldn't want to sit and sew here, even the window is dressed to kill.
On the back porch is this FABULOUS giant sewing machine - totally summing up Stitch Lab
and this is how the class studio looks across the car park from the store.
Let's head into the shop now and see what's going on there.
The bungalow is still laid out in its original rooms so we'll walk through each together and take a look around.
As you walk in at the door this is your view through the shop
and there's another class space on your left, let's turn into it.
We'll walk through this passageway to one of the back rooms.
I want this drawer chest!
Back to the corridor and we'll turn left again.
Right at the back of the shop is this cute yellow room
then heading back towards the front of the shop we'll pass through this thread, notions, and drinks area.
And moving back finally to the main front room of the shop - beautiful cabinetry built in every alcove full of colourful fabrics
Everything to keep the little ones happy while you browse.
Let's take a last look through the shop - booked your tickets to Austin yet?
If you're anything like me you'll now be feeling totally inspired to get into your sewing space and make something. Before you rush off remember if you'd like to experience Stitch Lab for yourself or follow them in all the usual social media places here's all the info you'll need.
1000 S 1st Street Austin Texas 78704
Mon-Sat 11 am to 6 pm
Sunday 1 pm to 6 pm
Permission granted by a staff member to take and blog all photos.
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